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What happens during teething?

Teething is a normal process for every child. The first tooth usually grows in the lower jaw between the ages of 6 to 10 months. When a tooth is about to come through the gum, a small bump under the gum can be seen. You may notice that your baby drools a bit and chews a lot when the first tooth starts to grow.

First, the two bottom front teeth (central incisors) come in. Four to eight weeks later, the four upper teeth (central and lateral incisors) come in. A month later, the two lower incisors follow. The first molars (in the back of the mouth) arrive at around one year and can cause discomfort as they come in.

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