There are 20 primary baby teeth that are already present in a child’s jaw at birth. They usually start erupting between six months to one year! You can expect to see your child's full set of teeth by age three. Feel free to refer to this baby teeth chart as well. Just remember that every child is different, so no exact dates should be expected, but below is an approximate order of when you can expect baby teeth to come in:
- Lower center teeth arrive between approximately six to ten months.
- Top center teeth arrive around eight to 12 months.
- Lateral incisors—just to the side of the center ones—come next between nine and 13 months.
- Canines between 16 and 23 months.
- Molars are next, with the first molars arriving between 13 to 19 months and the second molars arriving between 23 and 33 months.
When baby teeth begin pushing their way up through your baby’s gums, it can prove to be a very stressful time for both you and your child. Common baby teeth eruption symptoms are inflamed gums, excessive drooling, chewing on things, and irritability. It’s important to bear with your child during this time and maintain proper infant oral hygiene.
Many dentists recommend bringing your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts. It is important for children to develop a positive relationship with the dentist starting at a young age. Give our office a call today to schedule your baby's first dental appointment.