When do children get their first teeth?

Most babies start to get their first teeth, which are usually the lower central incisors, between 4 and 7 months of age. However, the timing can vary from baby to baby, and some babies may start teething earlier or later than this typical interval. Some babies may even be born with one or more teeth, although this is relatively rare.

It is important to note that dental disease is a gradual process, and babies may experience symptoms such as gum swelling, drooling, fussiness and irritability for weeks or even months before a tooth actually emerges. Dental disease can be uncomfortable for babies, and parents can help ease their child's discomfort by providing toys or rings for them to chew on, gently massaging the gums with a clean finger, or using dental gels or medications recommended by their pediatrician. If you are concerned about your child's teeth or their oral health, it is best to consult your pediatrician or a qualified healthcare professional.