Baby Teeth - A Guide To Its Order and Appearance

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It is undoubtedly a special occasion for you when you spot the appearance of the first teeth of your baby. Waiting to take a glimpse of this sprouting pearly white can be even more joyful, when you know the right time of its appearance.

Also called the milk teeth, your baby’s teeth would appear in a specific order. This is because the tooth buds of your baby would begin to develop under the gums even before he was born. This explains why some babies have teeth when they are born.

It is normal for your baby to have his first tooth when he is about 3 months old or even few months after.

10 Points For You To Understand Your Baby Teeth Order Of Appearance:

The order of teething in babies while moving from gum stage to pearly white teeth is discussed below:

1. Lower Central Incisors:

The development of tooth in your baby is usually hereditary.

  • If you had early teeth development, then your baby would also get his teeth early.
  • The central incisors are the middle teeth. This occurs at the bottom of your baby’s mouth between 5 to10 months the age.

2. Upper Central Incisors:

The teeth of your baby would emerge in pairs usually. The upper middle tooth would be the next one in your baby’s mouth between 6 to12 months the age.

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3. Upper Lateral Incisors:

When this set of teeth develops, your baby would have four pairs of teeth on the upper jaw.

  • These teeth would develop on the upper part of your baby’s mouth. They will appear at the left and right end of the teeth.
  • These teeth would occur when your baby is between 9 to 13 months.

4. Lower Lateral Incisors:

You can enjoy a toothy smile of your baby when he or she has this set of teeth!

  • You will find two teeth sprouting on either side of the central incisors on the lower jaw.
  • These teeth would appear in your baby’s mouth when he is aged from 10 months to 16 months.

5. Upper First Molars:

These are big sized teeth that would appear at the back of your baby’s mouth. These teeth would appear between the age of 1 to 1 ½ year.

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6. Lower First Molars:

These molars appear on the back of the lower jaw of your baby’s mouth. These teeth would appear when your baby is aged from 12 to 18 months.

7. Upper Canine:

These teeth would develop between the molars and incisors in your baby’s mouth. Upper canines would develop when your baby’s age is between 16 to 22 months.

8. Lower Canine:

When these milk teeth are fully developed, your little one will flaunt the brightest smile. These teeth would appear when your baby is aged between 1.4 to 1.10 years.

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9. Lower Second Molar:

These set of rear molar usually sprout first on the lower jaw of your baby.

  • These teeth would help your baby chew on hard foods easily.
  • You can spot these teeth in your baby’s mouth when he is aged from 20 to 31 months.

10. Upper Second Molar:

By the age of three, your child would have full set of teeth and can sport a bright smile.

  • This is the last set of teeth which makes 20 baby teeth as a whole.
  • These molars can develop when your baby’s age is between 25 to 33 months.

These primary teeth of your baby play a vital role in his development as it aids in speech, chewing food, etc. These teeth order in babies would fall after few years to pave way for their permanent counterparts. However, if the teeth development in your baby is very late, it is advisable to see a doctor.

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We hope the information that we have compiled for you regarding your baby teeth order of appearance was useful. Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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