Child Tooth Chart

Your Child’s First Teeth

It’s a question many parents have: when will my child’s teeth begin to come in?

A baby’s first tooth usually appears between six and nine months, although some children have teeth come in earlier or later.

The two lower front teeth tend to appear first, followed by the two upper front teeth. The first molars tend to come in after a child’s first birthday, and the second set of molars appear closer to two years of age. Most children will a full set of 20 baby teeth by the time they are three years old.

Sometimes the teething process can be uncomfortable, causing your baby or toddler to be fussy. If this happens, let us know and we will advise you as to the best course of action.

Baby teeth are called primary teeth and they serve several important purposes. These first teeth help children chew and speak. They also save space for the future permanent teeth.

A baby tooth usually remains in the mouth until the permanent tooth beneath the gumline is ready to emerge. Then the permanent tooth will move through the gum, dislodging the baby tooth. If your child has a wiggly tooth, that’s a good sign that the permanent tooth is close to appearing.

Use this child tooth chart to learn when the baby teeth appear and when baby teeth fall out.

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