Your Childs Tooth Development
Your baby may get her first tooth as early as 6 month. On the other hand, just about the time you start wondering if you’ll need to get her some dentures to go to the first grade, her first tooth may appear about the time you celebrate her first birthday. Either case is perfectly normal, as is anything in between. The chart below shows the typical development of your child’s primary (baby) teeth.
Primary Teeth Development Chart
Upper Teeth Central Incisor Lateral Incisor Canine (cuspid) First molar Second molar
When tooth emerges 8 to 12 months 9 to 13 months 16 to 22 months 13 to 19 months 25 to 33 months When tooth falls out 6 to 7 years 7 to 8 years 10 to 12 years 9 to 11 years 10 to 12 years
Lower Teeth Central Incisor Lateral Incisor Canine (cuspid) First molar Second molar
When tooth emerges 6 to 10 months 10 to 16 months 17 to 23 months 14 to 18 months 3 to 31 months
When tooth falls out 6 to 7 years 7 to 8 years 9 to 12 years 9 to 11 years 10 to 12 years
A tip from the American Dental Association: start your child’s dental care early. See a pediatric dentist as soon as your baby’s first tooth comes in, or at least by age one. It will get your baby started on the right foot for great tooth development, and it will get her comfortable with the dentist and dental staff, so as she becomes more aware and active, going to the dentist won’t be a scary event.