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When Do Infants Begin Teething?

On average, infants begin teething between 6 and 10 months of age. Some might start earlier and some might start later. In rare cases, some newborns are born with a few teeth (known as natal teeth).
 
The first teeth to keep an eye out for will be the two bottom front teeth known as the incisors. They all generally come in pairs.
 
The order and timing of appearance of baby teeth usually follows this schedule:
 
  • Lower center incisors: 5 to 7 months
  • Upper center incisors: 6 to 8 months
  • Upper lateral incisors: 9 to 11 months
  • Lower central incisors: 10 to 12 months
  • First molars: 12 to 16 months
  • Canines: 16 to 20 months
  • Second molars: 20 to 30 months.
     
(Click Teething for more information on when infants begin teething and to learn about the signs that may indicate that your child has teeth coming in.)
 
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