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What’s louder than a bullhorn and angrier than a bull? Answer: a teething infant. If you’re a new parent with a baby who’s teething, please let us be the first to say both congratulations and we’re sorry. We want to assist you and your baby to get through this tricky time, so here are a few pieces of information you should know.

Babies are born with 20 undeveloped chompers. These teeth, tooth buds, will become baby pearly whites. They can come in at different times. For a few children, tooth buds will erupt from the jaw as baby teeth as soon as at half of a year of age. For other children, the pearly whites might begin to appear when they are one year old or older. It’s most common for all 20 main pearly whites to show in children by the time they are three years old. Generally speaking, the first chompers to erupt are the top and bottom incisors, set at the very front of the mouth.

Need assistance? Reach us at 903-675-0023 now to arrange an appointment with Dr. Jennifer Morgan and the Athens, Texas, Dental Works team. Please don’t hesitate to call us at any point if you have questions about how to care for your newborn’s oral health. Good luck!