When Will My Child Have His First Teeth

Teething in children is a natural process ,which begins at about two months of conception. At the time of birth, they have 20 Deciduous teeth in their jaw bones. Normally teeth appear when a child is of six months of age, but in 1/ 2000 times children have teeth at the time of birth. There is no need to worry until they cause problem. If these teeth are loose, they need to be removed as they may cause difficulty in breastfeeding and there is a danger of the child swallowing it.
First baby teeth is seen at the age of six months but at times they may appear after their first birthday. Normally they get completed within 24 months. A delay of an year is considered normal. Its pattern varies from child to child. First teeth to appear is incisor in the middle of lower jaw. Normally they appear in pairs, one on left and one on the right. Lower teeth appear before the upper teeth.  If any teeth misses to erupt at its position, don't worry the adult teeth definitely will. Similrly any disshapened milk teeth is also not a cause of concern.

When Will Adult Teeth Start Showing

You can expect the first adult tooth to erupt at the age of 6 though they are not visible. They are erupting beind the milk teeth.  Normally teeth on the lower jaws erupt 2-6 months before the ones on the upper jaws and start erupting from front to back. By the age of 12 normally all milk teeth get replaced by permanent teeth

What Symptoms Will My Child Show For Teething

 When teeth are erupting, children tend to show certain symptoms called “TEETHING SYMPTOMS”. These include behavioral problems such as

  1. irritation,
  2. sleeplessness,
  3. cranky,
  4. running nose,
  5. Diarrhea,
  6. fretful
  7. Slight fever
  8. Chewing whatever comes in hand
  9. Clinging behavior
  10. Poor appetite
  11. Avoiding breast feed as sucking hurts gums
  12. Biting behavior
  13. Tugging at ears
  14. Red swollen cheeks

How Can I Soothe My Teething Child

These are the symptoms of teething but occur when a child tends to put everything in his mouth, feels conscious or irritation in his gums. Gums do become red and swollen, which can be soothed by

  1.     Giving hard food items such as carrot, cucumber etc
  2.     Doctor may suggest Paracetamol or Teething gels
  3.     Teething Rings which are washed and cooled
  4.     Rub the gums gently with finger
  5.     Chilled fruits and vegetables

Children at the age of three are complete with their first set of 20 teeth i.e. Milk Teeth. Teeth start breaking at the age of six and by 12-13 yrs have their 28 Permanent teeth. Last four Molars emerge between 17-21 yrs of age.

Taking Care of Children Teeth

  1. Start brushing as soon as the teeth appear
  2. Brush twice a day
  3. Do not bottle feed a child while sleeping
  4. Use low fluoride toothpaste
  5. Less of sugary foods as they cause decay of teeth. Frequency does matter over quantity.
  6. Rinsing after every meal
  7. Monitoring their brushing
  8. Giving water in sipper and not in bottles
  9. Use pea size paste for brushing


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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 12 - July - 2011, at 08:35 AM

  • It is because of teething. At this stage the children become restless and normally avoid eating anything due to irritation in area where tooth is erupting. You have to go to your baby doctor and he will advise you about which foods are now can be given to him.

  • frishta noori

    frishta noori 11 - July - 2011, at 23:45 PM

  • plzzzzzzzzzzz i am waiting for ur replyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 10 - July - 2011, at 14:28 PM

  • Lower front baby teeth start coming at age of 6 months, so it is teething only. For this you donot have to do anything and the tooth will comeout itself. If it is irritating the child then you can give him teethers available in market or you can apply some honey on that area.

  • frishta noori

    frishta noori 10 - July - 2011, at 14:28 PM

  • hi dear my baby is 6 month and 12 days so there are so feel he inothing so shows like that i get that he is about to apear teeth kindly advice me what to give him what to do thnx frishta noori

  • frishta noori

    frishta noori 10 - July - 2011, at 14:28 PM

  • wid lots of thnx dear my baby doctor guide me to not give him honey because it has bacteria and also next qusation is that my baby has lost his weight alot so kindly whta to give him he he is also avoiding breast feeding too much thnx

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