When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?
The First Baby Teeth
The age when first teeth erupt can vary by months from child to child. The very first teeth to erupt are usually the lower central incisors (the very two front teeth.) This happens anywhere from between 6-10 months of age, followed by the upper four incisors (front teeth.)
1st and 2nd Year Molars
Gradually, your child will have more and more teeth erupt until all 20 of their primary teeth are in place. The last sets of teeth to erupt are the First and Second Year Molars, which consequently erupt around the times of their 1st and 2nd birthdays. However, some children may be almost three years of age before their final set of molars erupts.
Why Checkups Are Important
Some children are born with extra or missing teeth, which can impact the development of their smiles later on. That’s why small digital X-Rays are taken periodically to check on the development and eruption cycle of teeth that can’t yet be seen.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association recommend all parents have their child’s smile checked by a dentist by the time their first tooth erupts. Denali Pediatric Dentistry offers free exams for all children under the age of 1. Call us to schedule your child’s first visit.