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Baby Teething- From scratch to milk teeth

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When talking about the development of a baby, teething also plays a vital role in the same. A universal fact states that every baby is different and thus there is no specific pattern that can be traced for the development. However, a generalized study can be summoned and a timeline can be formulated for a general-purpose study.

It may happen some babies tooth develop quite early while some may take a bit of time. While some may experience no pain and for some babies, it may be painful. It cannot be predicted but the process can be understood using a timeline that can be an assistant for the proper knowledge of development.

Before Birth

The development of the tooth begins even before the baby is born. During the times when the baby is under the womb, it is said that the formation starts during six weeks of gestation- a period between the conception and birth of the child.  Though the tooth will not fully develop, the bud is formed under the gums which will further process later.

Beginning of Teething Process

The period between 4 and 6 months is where it is said that the tooth formation starts. The gums seem to be swollen or gone red, indicating that the tooth formation may take place now. Usually, the first tooth is often the lower front teeth termed by medical science as central incisors. Later, the top four teeth, defined as central and lateral incisors by medical science started to come. It may happen that during these periods, a baby may experience some pain and thus a comfort and care is expected from his surroundings.

Molar development

During the time the baby turns a year old, it is expected that the molars try to come via gums. Molars are the flat portion or teeth usually formed on the back of the mouth and it may be painful for the baby. Molars are the teeth that can be used for food crushing. After the baby turns two years, the second molars are expected to grow in the top and bottom gums of the baby.

Canines sprout

The sharp pointed teeth that a baby has been defined as the canine or cuspid teeth. These are helpful to them for tearing food. They are grown at the top and bottom of the mouth. Usually, they are spotted when the baby is 18 months or so.

Full milk teeth development

By the time the baby turns three, the second molars will fill in the gaps of the remaining areas and the baby will now have a complete set of 20 milk teeth.

In a nutshell

While it completely differs, and no specific pattern is observed, the baby teething timeline will be something as below:-

Before birth: – Bud formation under gums

4-6 months: – First teeth popping from the gums

1 year: – Molars are formed

1.5 years: – Canine sprout

2 years: – the second set of molars

3rd year:- full milk teeth development

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