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What’s louder than a bullhorn and moodier than a cat? Answer: a teething child. 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 help you and your baby to get through this tough time, so here are some pieces of info you should know.

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

Want help? Get in touch with us at 801.373.4200 to plan an appointment with Dr. Trace M. Lund & Kevin R. Markham and the Provo, Utah, Provo Pediatric Dental 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!