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Teething

Most babies start to show their baby teeth when they're around 6 months of age. As the teeth push through their gums, babies can become irritable. They tend to have unsettled sleep, drool or dribble more and may go off their food a bit. Most children have a full set of 20 baby, or primary, teeth by the time they are 3 years old.

The links on this page give more information and advice about what to expect and how to help your baby while they're teething.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Reviewed February 2015.

Page reference: 75154

Review key: HIOHB-48008