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What are the Stages of Teething in Babies?

Teething in babies usually starts between 6 and 10 months of age, but every baby is different and this process can vary according to individual differences. In some babies, teething may start earlier, while in others it may start later. Teething usually starts with the lower two incisors. Then the upper two incisors erupt. Teething in babies can be different for each child, so parents should be patient and help reassure the baby.

What are the Stages of Teething in Babies?

Teething in babies can bring some challenges for both the baby and the family. Every family is different and every baby's teething process can be different. Family members can get through this period more easily by learning to support each other and be flexible.

How Teething Happens in Babies

Teething in babies usually starts with symptoms, which may include excessive spitting up, restlessness, clenching, swollen gums, redness, mild fever, and increased nighttime sleepiness. Teething can often cause mild discomfort, irritation and pain in babies. 

Allowing the baby to bite down on something hard and to consume cold or slightly chilled foods and drinks during this period can be comforting. Teething gels or chilled teethers can also be used, but it is important to talk to a dental professional before using such products.

What are the Symptoms of Teething in Babies?

The teething process in babies is usually characterized by various symptoms. These symptoms can include:

  • Babies may tend to spit up excessively during teething.
  • Teething can often cause restlessness and irritation in infants.
  • Babies may tend to clench their mouths during teething.
  • Swelling and redness of the gums are common teething symptoms.
  • Babies may often want to suck more during the teething period.
  • During teething, babies may have an increase in nighttime sleep, as there may be increased discomfort during this period.

Every baby is different and these symptoms do not always appear in the same way. Also, teething can sometimes occur without symptoms. Parents can try to make this period more comfortable by carefully observing the baby's behavior and, if necessary, using methods that can be used to alleviate the pain.

When Babies Teething

The teething process in babies usually starts between 6 and 10 months of age, but this time frame can vary for each baby. Every baby is different, so the timing of teething can vary depending on individual differences. Some babies may start teething earlier, while others may start later. In general, by the time babies are 2 years old, they will usually have all of their baby teeth.

What is the Teething Sequence in Babies?

Teething in babies usually happens in a specific order. The typical teething sequence is as follows:

Lower Two Incisors: Teething in babies usually begins with the lower two incisors. These teeth usually rise and erupt from below the gum surface and become visible.

Upper Two Incisors: After the lower two incisors, it is usually the turn of the upper two incisors. These teeth erupt from the gum surface like the lower ones.

Side teeth (canines): The upper and lower lateral teeth (canines) erupt in turn. These are the teeth next to the incisors.

First molars: After the lateral teeth, the upper and lower first molars erupt. These teeth usually cover a larger area.

Second molars: Finally, the upper and lower second molars erupt. These teeth usually mark the end of the tooth row.

Updated Date:17 January 2024Creation Date:15 December 2023