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Managing Teething Troubles
Jul 2017
Dr Karishma Jaradi
Aesthetic Dentist - Dentzz Dental Care Centres

Most of the time, babies begin teething by the time they are six months old, but depending on the parents’ genes it may appear anytime from the third month, up to the fourteenth month.

The first teeth to appear are the two teeth that are placed in the bottom front, followed by four front upper teeth, after about four to eight weeks. It’s only about a month later, that the lower two teeth adjoining the bottom front teeth appear.

When your little munchkin’s pearly whites made their way out, was it a painful process or did your baby and you sail through the process smoothly?

The process of teething is different for each baby. Some babies express some unique symptoms and some just go through it without any hassles or trouble.

What To Expect

  • During the teething process, babies often tend to chomp on things as this acts like a counter pressure to the tooth which is slowly emerging. 
  • Increase in the saliva secretion can be a sign of a new emerging tooth. However, salivation is also common in the developing phase of infancy.
  • Babies tend to get irritable and cranky during the teething process and more often at night.
  • Sometimes, one can witness redness and puffy gums before the new tooth erupts. 
  • One may also observe a slight ear infection, as the pain in the jaw during teething gets transported to the ear canal.