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Is your little one teething? If so, it can be as uncomfortable for you as it is for your child! At the dental office of Smile Wright Dental in Springfield, Ohio, we have some tips to help make your infant more comfortable. It helps to recognize when your child is teething so you can help him or her find comfort. For example, if you can recognize the signs of teething and when teething starts, you can help your child experience relief more quickly.

Timeline

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

Lateral incisors: next, the teeth neighboring the front teeth (known as lateral incisors) usually appear, usually when your child is between 9-13 months.

Molars: 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.

Canines: 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 would like to know more about how to help your child when they are teething, we invite you to give us a call at 937-322-5437 today. Dr. Amber N. Wright along with the rest of our team are happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have. We are eager to hear from you!