Eruption Of Primary Teeth (Baby Teeth)

Tooth eruption begins around the age of 6 months and can last until the age of 3 years. During this stage, your child’s gums may be sore and irritable. You can soothe them by gently rubbing the gums with a cold, wet cloth, the back of a cold spoon, or a clean finger.

The timing and sequence for the eruption of a child’s 20 primary teeth (baby teeth) are as follows:

A child’s central teeth, both upper and lower, are the first to appear, and then other teeth erupt sequentially, moving toward the back of the arch. The exception to this is the first molars, which typically erupt before the cuspids (canines). The first teeth to erupt are the lower and upper central incisors, which erupt between the ages of 6 and 12 months. The next to erupt are the lateral incisors between 9 and 16 months, followed by the first molars from 13 to 19 months. Next, the cuspids (canines) erupt after 16–23 months. Lastly, between 23 and 33 months, the second molars erupt.

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Baby Tooth Shedding

At Advanced Family Dentistry Nashua, we understand that children typically initiate the shedding of their primary teeth around the age of 6. The central incisors start this process first, and about a year later, the lateral incisors follow. Sequentially, the shedding progresses to the first molars, lower canines, upper canines, and ultimately, both upper and lower second molars. Trust our team for expert guidance on your child's dental development in Nashua.