Baby’s First Teeth

Cosmetic and family dentist in Woodbury, NY

WHEN DO BABY TEETH COME IN?

“Shouldn’t my baby’s teeth have come in by now?” New parents ask us this question so frequently that we decided to include this page on our website.

The fact is the age when baby teeth come in varies widely. The teething process usually begins at about five or six months of age, but if your baby’s first tooth appears earlier (or later than that) there is no cause for alarm. We see plenty of perfectly normal 1-year-old toothless wonders and plenty of perfectly normal 5-month olds sporting nearly full sets of pearly white choppers.

BABY’S FIRST TEETH: WHAT TO EXPECT

When your baby’s first teeth do come in, four teeth will usually appear without too much discomfort. But after that, teething can really hurt. You’ll notice your baby drooling a lot and chewing on everything he or she can grab on to (including your nose!). In spite of this being perfectly normal, the process can be tough on everyone, including mom and dad.

Here are some things to watch out for: if your baby is feverish, vomiting, has diarrhea or convulsions, you must seek medical help immediately. These conditions are not normal symptoms of teething, contrary to what some people believe.

At Advanced Dentistry of Long Island we simply love babies! If your baby is teething or you just have questions, please feel free to call the office at 516-921-8010. We are here to serve you!

VISIT OUR WOODBURY DENTAL OFFICE

Woodbury Dentist

800 Woodbury Rd Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797

AdvancedDentistryofLongIsland.com
(516) 921-8010

Hours

Mon-Tues-Wed, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Sat: 8 am – 3 pm
Closed Thursday - Dr. Herman teaches at North Shore University Hospital/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Available 24 hours a day for emergencies

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