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Teething can be uncomfortable for your child and usually leads to a few rough days for their parents. Knowing what is ahead can help us tolerate these times, and help you know what is happening. In this article you will find answers to when your child should be getting their teeth and how to recognize the signs and symptoms.

In reality, the teething timeline varies slightly for each child, but there are a few things you can expect. For example, the central incisors (or bottom front teeth) typically start to erupt when a child is about 6 months old. The top central incisor generally follow at around 8 months.

Next, the teeth neighboring the front teeth (known as lateral incisors) usually appear, usually when your little one is between 9-13 months. Usually, 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.

When your child is two, they should have around 20 teeth. Naturally, with so many teeth coming in 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 have any questions about teething and how to help your child, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our dentist, Dr. Trace M. Lund & Kevin R. Markham, and our team will answer any questions you may have. Simply contact Provo Pediatric Dental at 801.373.4200. We are eager to hear from you.