Guide To Your Child’s Teething Timeline
Every child grows and develops differently, doing things at their own pace. Here’s your guide to your child’s teething timeline.
Typically, the first teeth come in around six months of age, but babies can start teething anywhere from four to thirteen months. The front incisors usually come in first. Usually, the bottom front teeth will make an appearance first, but sometimes it’s the top two. Your baby’s eight molars usually come in between their first and third birthdays, so they will be teething for a long time!
This is a general guideline. It’s absolutely normal for a baby to get their first tooth as early as three months, or as late as their first birthday. Some babies are even born with a tooth. It takes between two years and three years for a full set of pearly whites to appear.
- Trouble sleeping
- Loss of appetite
- Drooling more than usual
Baby Teething Timeline
Teething begins. Your baby’s gums may be swollen and red where their new teeth are cutting through. It can be very painful for them, and they’ll probably drool a lot. Be ready to do a lot of comforting, babies can be inconsolable during this time. Gently rubbing their gums with a clean finger, a small cool spoon, or a moist gauze pad can be soothing. A clean teether for your child to chew on may also help
It is recommended to start the habit of teeth cleaning as soon as the first tooth erupts.
Your baby’s first teeth erupt, usually on the bottom in the middle (lower central incisors). These two teeth generally arrive around the same time.
Tooth development is hereditary, so if you got your teeth early, it’s likely that your baby will be on the same teething timeline. My whole family on my father’s side got their canines first including myself and my three children. It made for some hysterical photos.
Upper middle teeth (the upper central incisors) erupt.
Teething troubles? Once your baby is more than six months, try feeding them cold apple puree or vegan yogurt, straight from the fridge, to give them some relief.
Nine to Sixteen months
Fun Fact: Teeth usually erupt in pairs.
Toddler Teething Timeline
The first molars come in on the top and the bottom.
Fun fact: Baby teeth, are brighter white and smaller than permanent teeth.
The sharp, pointed teeth called the canine or cuspid teeth, erupt on the top and bottom.
The very back teeth, or second molars, grow through the bottom gum. The second molars on the top come in soon after those on the bottom.
Two to three years
Your child should have a full set of 20 primary teeth, also known as baby teeth.
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Preschooler Teething Timeline
Your child’s jaw and facial bones grow, creating space between the primary teeth for the adult teeth to come in. The first teeth usually start to fall out around the age of six or seven, and the permanent teeth will grow in to replace them.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that a child
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