There’s nothing quite as adorable as a newborn’s gummy smile. But as the months go by, it’s only a matter of time before the first tooth breaks through.
Here are some common signs of teething and what to expect during your baby’s first year of teething.
Most babies start teething between 4–7 months, but every child is different— even among siblings. The symptoms can be different, too. Here’s a list of common symptoms to look out for:1
- Swollen, tender gums
- Fussiness and crying
- A fever less than 101 F
- Gnawing on hard things
- Rubbing their cheek or pulling their ear
- Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
To get a general idea of your baby’s tooth development, check out this timeline:
Teething can be painful for babies—and their parents. To help you both get some relief, try some of these teething remedies.
If you’re a current Humana dental plan member, you may be able to add a dependent to your plan at any time. If you’re looking for a family dental plan, Humana offers a broad range of plans with varying levels of coverage, many with affordable monthly premiums. To see plans and prices in your area, check out our Humana dental insurance page.