Teething (cont.)

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The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend the first dental visit be at 1 year of age. If a delayed schedule is chosen, the latest time for a first dental visit is 3 years of age. Trauma, oral malformations, staining of the teeth, dental pain, and unusual changes of the teeth or gums would warrant a dental visit when first noted by the parent.


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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/19/2014

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Teething - Baby's First Tooth Question: How old was your baby or child when her/his first tooth appeared?
Teething - Signs and Symptoms Question: What were your baby's teething signs and symptoms?
Teething - Order of Tooth Eruption Question: Did your child's primary teeth appear in "order"?
Teething - Medications Question: Did you treat your baby with topical pain medications while he/she was teething?
Teething - Home Remedies Question: What home remedies soothed your child's teething pain?
Teething - Seeing a Dentist Question: At what age did your child first see a dentist?