June 1, 2019
The early year’s of you darlings teeth and gums can be a frustrating time not just for them but for you. By the time the baby is born, there are already 20 teeth underneath the gum line just waiting to burst through and cause of sorts of havoc! Below you’ll find what you can expect as a normal timeline for your babies incoming teeth.
Incisors (from Latin incidere, “to cut”) are typically the first introduction of teeth into your babies mouth. These are used to cut food more than they are to grind it up. You may remember these teeth from the classic Christmas song “My Two Front Teeth“
At 6 to 10 months old, the lower central incisors (bottom front teeth) are expected.
At 8 to 12 months old, the upper incisors are the next to appear.
At 9 to 13 months old, the upper lateral incisors on each side of the front teeth arrive.
At 10 to 16 months old, the lower lateral incisors appear.
These teeth are much larger and tend to be when you can expect the most discomfort to be shown by your child. Molars are big and flat so they can help grind up a variety of different foods.
12 to 19 months old, for the upper molars.
14 to 20 months old, for the lower first molars.
At 3 years old, most kids have a full set of baby teeth.
20 to 30 months old, the second pair of bottom molars start coming out.
25 to 33 months old, the upper second molars arrive.
These sharp teeth are pointed and allow your child to grip and tear into food easier. The canines make their way into the space between the incisors and the first molars.
Appearing at 15 to 21 months old
Appearing at 16 to 22 months old
Every child is different and you can expect their teeth to arrive in slightly different times however please let us know if you have any questions or concerns about your babies teeth schedule. You can find our office phone number here on this page. Or feel free to contact us anyway you find on our contact us page.