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What order do baby teeth appear?
8th September 2015
A baby’s teeth typically appear in a certain order and in pairs. As teeth development is hereditary, their pattern and timings are likely to follow yours.
Typical appearance of baby teeth
- 5-10 months: The two middle bottom teeth (called lower central incisors)
- 6-12 months: The upper middle teeth (called upper central incisors)
- 9-13 months: The upper teeth to the right and left of centre (called upper lateral incisors)
- 10-16 months: The lower teeth to the right and left of centre (called lower lateral incisors)
- 12-18 months: The first of upper and lower larger teeth toward the back of the mouth (called molars)
- 16-22 months: The teeth between the upper and lower molars and incisors (called canines)
- 20-31 months: The lower rear molars
- 25-33 months: The last teeth, rear upper molars
By the time your baby turns three they should have a full smile of 20 baby teeth.