Newborns

Babies have special needs in the first days and months of life. We would be honored to provide a medical home for your newborn and support you in caring for your child. If you would like to learn more about selecting a Children’s Medical Center pediatrician for your new baby, click here.

The following articles cover topics that are of special concern to parents of newborns. They are written by trusted pediatric physicians and are consistent with the information and advice you’ll receive at our clinic.

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Teething

Teething is the cause of occasional worry by parents, occasional fussiness by infants, and just plain curiosity by both! The general guidelines for incoming teeth are as follows: Central incisors usually come in around 6 months of age, lateral incisors around 8 months of age, first molars around 14 months of age, canines around 19 months of age, and second molars around 24 months of age. By 2 1/2 years of age, children should have 20 teeth. Remember to brush them daily! These 20 teeth remain until school age; then, the baby teeth will start to fall out and be replaced by the permanent teeth. Children should start seeing the dentist regularly around 3 years of age.