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When do Babies Start Teething?

baby starting teething

Our 3.5 month old son is very drooly and cries more than usual. My husband thinks he is teething? When do most children start teething? What teeth appear first?

The average child’s first tooth erupts at 6 to 8 months. The lower central incisors are typically the first teeth to appear. Your daughters increased drooling could be caused by teething. Many parents report increased drool and fussiness in the months that lead up to their first tooth. It is impossible to isolate and definitively determine it the symptoms of teething. Mild fussiness, low grade temperatures (less than 101 degrees), congestion and even diarrhea are often attributed to “teething”.


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Written Feburary 2012 by
Dr. Gordon, Orlando Pediatrician






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