All about baby teeth
Around six months of age, that gummy smile your baby delights you with might start showing signs of some pearly little baby or milk teeth.
On average, teething commences at about six months of age, although it can be as early as three months or as late as 14 months. The teeth usually emerge in a particular order, with the bottom incisors coming first, then the two top teeth with the rest filling in over the following months.
The teeth usually come through in the following order:
- bottom front teeth (central incisors)
- four upper front teeth (central and lateral incisors)
- two lower lateral incisors
- first molars
- four canines (located on either side next to the upper and lower lateral incisors)
- remaining molars on either side of the existing line of teeth
Permanent and adult teeth usually being replacing baby teeth between the ages of five and seven, erupting in roughly the same sequence as the baby teeth.
This article was written for kidspot.co.nz using information originally published on our sister site kidspot.com.au
Last revised: Tuesday, 14 October 2014
This article contains general information only and is not intended to replace advice from a qualified health professional.