Dr. Allan Greene answers the question, How long does it take for my baby's teeth to appear?

By Alan Greene, MD, FAAP
October 03, 2005


I have an 8-month-old who is cutting teeth. How long before they pop up?


The average time between when teething starts and the teeth emerging is 8 weeks, but this can vary quite a bit.

The older kids are after six months, the shorter amount of time teething takes. Also, teeth do not grow quickly. They will move a lot for several days and then take a break for a while, then move again.

Many kids don't experience pain with teething. Some do, but it's not for the whole time.

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