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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 support you and your baby to get through this tricky time, so here are some pieces of info you should know about.

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

Would you like some help here in the St. George, Utah, area? Phone us at 435-673-3490 to pencil in a visit with Dr. Trent Pryor and our St. George Kids Dental staff. Please don’t hesitate to call us at any point if you have questions about how to care for your newborn’s oral health. Good luck!