What is the normal Eruption Of your Child’s Teeth?

Children’s teeth, also called Primary teeth, begin forming before birth. As early as 4 months, the first Baby teeth to erupt through the gums are the lower central incisors, followed closely by the upper central incisors. Although all 20 Baby teeth usually appear by age 3, the pace and order of their eruption vary. Permanent teeth begin appearing around age 6, starting with the first molars and lower central incisors. Adults have 28 permanent teeth or up to 32 including the third molars (or wisdom teeth).

Your teeth are unique! They come in all different sizes, shapes and locations in your jaw, which helps you to chew, speak and smile. They also give your face its shape and form. At birth, most people have 20 baby (primary) teeth, which start to come in (erupt) at around 6 months old. They fall out (shed) at various times throughout childhood. By age 21, all 32 of the permanent teeth have usually erupted.

Primary teeth are eventually replaced with permanent teeth, healthy baby teeth are fundamental to a child’s overall health and development.

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Children's Teeth chart