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Tooth Eruption Guide

Tooth Eruption Guide

Tracking Your Child's Tooth Development: From First Tooth to Permanent Smile

The first set of baby teeth to appear in a child’s mouth are the bottom two front teeth, typically around the ages of 6 to 8 months. Following these, the four upper front teeth will emerge, with the remaining baby teeth making their appearance gradually over time. By 2 and a half years old, a child should have a full set of 20 baby teeth.

As a child grows, their permanent teeth will start to emerge, usually around the ages of 5 to 6. While some permanent teeth will replace baby teeth, others will not. Every child is different, so it’s not uncommon for some teeth to appear a few months early or late.

Baby teeth play a crucial role in a child’s development, as they not only make room for permanent teeth but also aid in chewing, biting, speaking, and maintaining a healthy appearance. For this reason, it’s important to maintain a balanced diet and good oral hygiene habits.