A few years ago, my wife and I kept thinking that our son was getting his first tooth. He eventually got it, but there were many times when it looked like his first tooth would be coming in and it didn’t. It’s important to know that the first tooth usually comes in around six months of age.
Since a baby’s first tooth is often anxiously awaited by parents and often takes longer than expected to poke through, I decided to post a couple of photos of a young baby that were taken before and after his first tooth came in — just five days apart. This will show you what you might see if a tooth is close to making its debut!
The photo on the left was taken five days before the photo on the right. In the photo on the left, you can see that there is a little bump on the gums where the lower tooth will come in. In the photo on the right, you can see that the tooth finally poked through into the baby’s mouth.
What a Baby’s Gums Look Like When They Are Teething
Here’s a close-up of the image on the left. You can clearly see that the gums are raised up slightly where the new tooth will be coming in.
What a Baby’s First Tooth Looks Like
Here’s a close-up of the image on the right, that shows the baby’s tooth finally poking up through the gums:
Take a look at Teething Baby Pictures to see more pictures of baby teeth coming in.
It’s important to keep in mind that the appearance of the gums isn’t the only indication that your baby’s first tooth is about to poke through. Here are some other signs and symptoms of a teething baby.
If you have any questions or comments regarding your teething child, feel free to leave them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!