At Children’s Dental Group, many parents like to ask our Downey California pedodontist about when it is normal for their children’s teeth to begin to erupt. While this process can vary from child to child, we do have some basic guidelines regarding the timeline of tooth eruption that we would be happy to share with you. Most babies’ first teeth begin to erupt around the age of six months. Typically, it is the two front bottom teeth, or central incisors, that begin to peek through the gums first. Then, at around the age of eight months to twelve months, the row of four front upper teeth will begin to emerge. After those first few teeth, the rest should begin to come in gradually. Baby teeth usually erupt in pairs on each side of the jaw.
This process will continue until all twenty teeth have grown in. All of the teeth have usually erupted by the time that the child is around two and a half or three years old. The full set of baby teeth usually remains in the mouth until about the age of six, when they begin to fall out to make room for permanent teeth. If your child is three years old and all of the baby teeth have not erupted, you should visit our Downey California pedodontist so that we can evaluate your child’s tooth development and pinpoint any issues that may be occurring. If you ever have any other concerns about your child’s teeth eruption or another dental health issue, the staff at Children’s Dental Group is always here to provide you and your child with our professional opinion and our expert techniques.
If you are interested in learning more about basic dental health topics, or if you would like additional details about the services that our Downey California pedodontist provides, we encourage you to browse through the main Children’s Dental Group website, which also contains links to other relevant sites that you might find helpful. If you have a specific question or concern that you would like to discuss with our staff, do not hesitate to contact us.