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If your little one is teething, don’t fret. While it can be uncomfortable for your child as well as for a parent, there are tips that can help make your infant more comfortable. Perhaps the first factor is recognizing when your child is teething, so you can help your child find comfort. For example, if you can recognize the signs of teething and when teething starts, you can help your child more quickly.

While the teething timeline varies slightly for each child, there are a few things you can expect. For example, the central incisors (or bottom front teeth) typically start to erupt when a child is about 6 months old. The top central incisor generally follows at around 8 months.

Next, the teeth neighboring the front teeth (known as lateral incisors) usually appear, usually when your little one is between 9-13 months. Usually, a child’s molar will appear next, usually between 13 and 19 months. The canine teeth usually follow at around 17 months and a child’s second molar will usually appear between 25 and 33 months.

When your child is two, they should have around 20 teeth. Naturally, with so many teeth coming in such a short amount of time, you’ll probably learn to recognize a teething child. Still, to help you get started, symptoms generally include drooling, drooling, biting, gum rubbing, sucking, irritability, decreased appetite, and possibly a mild temperature.

If you have any questions about teething and how to help your child, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our dentist, Dr. Kyle Raymond, and our team will answer any questions you may have. Simply contact Westlake Pediatric Dentistry at 512-732-0022. We are eager to hear from you!