Baby teeth: order of appearance
In what order do your child’s baby teeth appear?
Children’s milk teeth – also called primary teeth – appear in a certain order. The exact time of onset may vary, but you should see that your child’s teeth are passing gums to 20 white mother-of-pearl teeth.
1) Lower central incisors
The lower middle teeth usually grow first, between 4 and 7 months. These little pioneers usually arrive at the same time.
2) Upper central incisors
The upper middle teeth then grow, usually between 8 and 12 months. Your rabbit looks so cute!
3) Upper lateral incisors
About 9 to 13 months, you will see the upper teeth to the right and left of the center, giving your baby a row of four teeth above.
4) Lower lateral incisors
The lower teeth to the right and left of the center make their debut around 10 to 16 months. Now your baby can smile toothy.
5) Upper first molars
The first molars of your child – the wider teeth towards the back of the mouth – burst on the top between about 13 and 19 months. They will not have much to do until their buddies on the bottom appear.
6) First Molars of the bottom
The companion molars of the bottom emerge around 14 to 18 months. Now your toddler can really show the cookie who is the boss.
7) Upper canines
The upper canine fills the gap between incisors and first molars from 16 to 22 months. Fun fact: These teeth are sometimes called dog teeth.
8) Lower canines
Lower cusps appear between 17 and 23 months. Your child’s smile is probably the brightest it can be, since the baby teeth are whiter than the permanent teeth.
9) Upper second molar
About 25 to 33 months, the final teeth – the back molars on the top – are set up. By the age of 3, most children have a complete set of 20 baby teeth and can give you a bright smile.