The first teeth

The first milk teeth start to appear at around the sixth or seventh month of life, although it is normal to have to wait longer, sometimes until 14 months. Although this time varies from one child to another, the order in which the teeth appear is fairly predictable.

Certain unmistakeable symptoms herald the arrival of your baby's first teeth:

- Constant dribbling, which helps to reduce the discomfort caused by the stretching mucosa of the gums.

- A desire to bite, which acts as a kind of massage for the gums.

- Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), caused by the tooth pushing through, which can be quite painful.

- Fever, diarrhoea, vomiting and skin rashes.