What teeth do babies get and when?
Understanding when you can expect your little one’s teeth to appear
Little toothy pegs appearing are a sign your little one is growing up. And teeth are naturally an important part of little one’s development as baby teeth, also called primary or deciduous teeth, are basically temporary placeholders for the real set.
When can I expect my baby’s first tooth?
Although in some cases it can be earlier or even much later, many babies start to teethe as early as 3 or 4 months, but this does not mean their first tooth will necessarily appear at this point. They may teethe for quite sometime before an actual tooth appears
What order are babies’ teeth likely to appear in?
This is not a cut and dry timeline, but on average teeth appear in this sort of order:
- Bottom front: (bottom incisors) often the first to appear around 5 to 7 months
- Top front teeth: (top incisors) often appear around 6 to 8 months
- Either side of the top front teeth: (top lateral incisors) often appear around 9 to 11 months
- Either side of the bottom front teeth: (bottom lateral incisors) often appear around 10 to 12 months
- Back teeth: (first molars) often appear around 12 to 16 months
- Towards the back of the mouth: (canines) – often appear around 16 to 20 months
- Second molars often appear around 20 to 30 months
When will they have all their teeth and how many will they have?
Most children will have all of their milk teeth by the time they are 2 1/2 years old. At the point where your little one has all their teeth they have 20 primary teeth that will last them right through to around 12 years old, and sometimes into their early teens.