As your child’s teeth begin to erupt – you may wonder how long it takes for his or her teeth to pop through. Teething sometimes seems to take weeks, combined with crankiness, soreness or even a fever at times. Knowing what your child’s eruption schedule is can help you predict what to do next to keep him or her as comfortable as possible.
By the time your child is 3 years old, all 20 of their primary (baby) teeth will have erupted into place. The very first teeth to erupt are usually the lower central incisors (two front teeth) between the ages of 6 to 10 months. These are followed by the upper two front teeth, and then those adjacent to both upper and lower. The molars usually erupt around the time of the 1st and 2nd birthdays, with the canine (cuspid) teeth being the last to erupt – as late as 22 or 23 months.
If you have questions about your child’s teeth, how to care for them, or how to keep your child comfortable – call Beautiful Dentistry today. We recommend scheduling your child’s first dental visit at the time the first tooth erupts – or no later than his or her first birthday.