Teething occurs when your baby's first set of teeth, called primary teeth, break through the gums. Teething usually begins around 6 months of age. But it is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, he or she will have all 20 primary teeth. Some babies are fussier than usual when they are teething. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about teething, what it looks like, how to make your baby more comfortable when it occurs, and much more.
Teething refers to the process of new teeth rising from a baby's gums. Here's everything new parents need to know.
Baby Teeth Care: Brushing First Teeth, Teething, Gum Care, and More
WebMD explains the care of your baby's new teeth.
Your Child's Teeth
WebMD provides an overview of children's teeth, including a primary teeth (or baby teeth) development chart.
Your Child's First Visit to the Dentist
WebMD tells you what to expect the first time you take your child to the dentist.
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