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What order do baby teeth appear?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
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.

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