Tooth Eruption

When do Baby Teeth Come in?

The first baby teeth that come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice this when your baby is about six to eight months old. Next to follow are the two upper front teeth. The remaining teeth erupt periodically in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2-1/2 years old.

Toddler Tooth Eruption

At around 2-1/2 years old, your child should have all 20 teeth. Between the ages of five and six, the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt. Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth while others do not. Teeth eruption varies from child to child and there is generally nothing to worry about if your child is a few months behind.

Baby teeth are important as they not only hold space for permanent teeth, but they are important to chewing, biting, speech, and appearance.

For this reason it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene for people of all ages.

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