All babies teethe. For some babies it can be painful. Read on for information from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) about teething and how to help ease the pain.
Teething is when the first set of teeth breaks through the gums. The first set of teeth may also be called baby or primary teeth. Teeth may come in (erupt) at different times.
Teething is different for each baby. A first tooth may come in between 3 months and 1 year of age. Many babies get their first tooth between 6 and 10 months of age.
The 2 front teeth (central incisors), either upper or lower, usually appear first, followed by the opposite front teeth. The first molars come in next, followed by the canines or eyeteeth.
By the time children are 33 months (almost 3 years) of age, they may have all 20 baby teeth. Around 6 or 7...