When does a baby get its first tooth?
Not all babies get their first tooth at the same age. Some babies will experience this sooner than others. The average age at which babies get their first tooth is between 6 and 9 months.
Which of the teeth are the first ones to emerge?
The lower two front teeth are often the first teeth to emerge. The first molars emerge when a baby is around 12 to 15 months old. This is usually more unpleasant compared to the emerging of the teeth. A baby will end up with a total of 20 deciduous teeth and molars. A child is about 3 years old when the last teeth start to emerge.
Do babies experience pain when their teeth start to emerge?
Most babies do experience some pain as soon as the first teeth start to emerge. A baby might experience the following symptoms:
- A lot of crying
- A lot of drooling
- Slight fever
- Red cheeks
- Difficulty eating
- Fingers in mouth
Brushing teeth of a baby
Milk teeth also need proper care. When your baby starts having its first tooth, it is beneficial to brush at least once a day. This can be done by using special toothpaste made for babies or toddlers. Such toothpaste contains less fluoride and it is therefore not harmful for children when they swallow it. You can also use your finger in case it cannot be done with a toothbrush.