Tooth Eruption

On average, the first baby teeth that start to show are the two bottom front teeth. This usually happens when your baby is about six to eight months old. The next teeth to show are the two upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby’s teeth will appear periodically. They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about 2-1/2 years old.

At around 2-1/2 years old, your child should have all 20 teeth. When your child is between the ages of five and seven, the first permanent teeth will begin to erupt. Some of the permanent teeth replace baby teeth, but some don’t. Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children are different.

Baby teeth are important even though they fall out and are replaced.  They hold space for permanent teeth, and are important for chewing, biting, speech, and appearance.

Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and daily hygiene.