Teeth birth to 1 year

There is no correct time for your baby to cut his first tooth. Some babies are born with a tooth (although this is rare), and yet it is still within the normal range to have none at 12 months old. It would therefore be misleading to give dates when you should expect your child to cut certain teeth, although it is possible to make a generalization about the order in which teeth erupt.

As a general rule, teething starts at about six months old, after which many teeth appear up to the end of your baby’s first year. The order in which the teeth come very rarely differs between children (see How the teeth come in).


If you are on the lookout, you will probably notice your baby’s first tooth as it starts to push its ...

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