Teeth begin to develop in the womb

Strictly speaking, every baby is born with little teeth. They are still hidden in the jaw – but already in existence. Already at the embryonic stage, various minerals are deposited in the jaw in such a way that the teeth already begin to form. Some babies (around one in two thousand) are actually born with a tooth that has already erupted.

When does which tooth make its appearance?

Which tooth makes its way to the outside world when a baby is teething, and at what stage, varies from child to child. A complete set of milk teeth consists of 20 teeth, 10 each in the upper and lower jaws. Each jaw sees the development of 4 incisors, 2 canines and 4 back teeth (molars).

The process starts around the sixth month of age with the middle incisors in the lower jaw, a little later the upper incisors then appear. Around the age of 18 months, the canines and the first back teeth also become visible. Gradually, at the latest when the child reaches the age of three, even late developers will have all 20 milk teeth and have a strong bite.

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When will the first little tooth be visible?

With most babies, the first little teeth appear between the sixth and eighth month of life, often also two at a time. From this point onwards, new little teeth break through every four to eight weeks. Children often feel that something is changing in their mouth and that the teeth are making their way upwards even before they break through the gums.

Teething made easy

Swellings and redness may occur at the place where the tooth is breaking through. They are often painful and can even become inflamed. You can, however, alleviate unnecessary complaints when your baby is teething by applying Dentinox® N teething gel in due time. It was specifically developed for infants and toddlers and is trusted by doctors and pharmacists the world over. It consists of two substances that alleviate pain. Additionally, the chamomile extract it contains inhibits inflammation and promotes the wound healing.

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