When do baby teeth come in?
Baby teeth do not always follow a predictable schedule, so try not to worry too much about your baby’s individual timing. However, once they start to emerge, baby teeth generally follow a loose pattern. Here is what to expect:
- • Lower central incisors: The middle teeth on the bottom usually emerge close to the same time, at age 4 to 6 months.
- • Upper central incisors: The middle teeth on the top are next, and generally arrive at 8 to 12 months of age.
- • Upper lateral incisors: The top teeth on either side of the middle usually come in at around 9 to 13 months.
- • Lower lateral incisors: Your baby will likely receive the matching teeth on the bottom at 10 to 16 months old.
- • Upper first molars: The next teeth actually skip a slot in the baby’s mouth. The upper first molars arrive at approximately 13 to 19 months of age.
- • Lower first molars: The lower first molars come in at roughly 14 to 18 months old, giving your baby a much better capacity to chew.
- • Upper canines: The upper canines appear at about 16 to 22 months, filling in the gap between the incisors and the molars.
- • Lower canines: The lower canines are next, at roughly 17 to 23 months of age.
- • Lower second molars: The lower second molars generally emerge during the child’s second year of life, adding even more ability to chew.
- • Upper second molars: The upper second molars are the last to emerge, completing the set of 20 baby teeth near the child’s third birthday.
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