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What’s louder than a bullhorn and angrier than a bull? Answer: a teething newborn. 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 data you should know.

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

Need help? Reach us at 972-771-9933 to schedule a checkup with Dr. Benjamin Morgan and the Rockwall and Heath, Texas, team. Please don’t hesitate to call Rockwall Pediatric Dentistry at any point if you have questions about how to care for your newborn’s oral health. Good luck!