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Infant teething causes fevers

By Faeza
02 February 2016

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Any parent can tell you that infant teething makes for a trying time. Restless nights, feeding problems and irritability can all be part and parcel when an infant’s baby teeth erupt through their gums.

Baby teeth (also known as milk or deciduous teeth) begin to form very early in the pregnancy – about eight weeks after conception. By the time the baby is born, all 20 teeth are present in her jawbone.

These teeth begin pushing up through the gum tissue when the child is around six months old. By age three, most children will have their full set of baby teeth.

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