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Prepare for Your Child’s Tooth Eruption in Center, TX

One of the most common questions we hear from parents is, when will my baby’s teeth start to come in? We love reviewing this process with parents, and having the opportunity to work with kids from the eruption of their very first tooth to the very last. Contact Children’s Dental Center to find out more about tooth eruption or schedule an appointment.

Primary Teeth

Most children have a full set of primary teeth by the age of two. The first teeth to erupt are typically the lower central incisors, the two front teeth followed closely by the upper central incisors. From there, teeth typically appear in sets of four on the top and bottom to either side of the newly erupted teeth. In some cases, kids develop teeth out of order, and this is completely normal. Most often, the canines (sharp teeth near the front of the smile) erupt after one or both sets of molars.

Permanent Teeth

Between the age of six and ten, patients lose their baby teeth, and permanent adult teeth erupt to take their place. The first permanent teeth to erupt are typically the lower central incisors and the upper and lower first molars (back teeth used for grinding food).  Next, the upper central incisors and lower lateral incisors (teeth on either side of the central incisors), followed by the upper lateral incisors and the second molars. Finally, between the ages of 17 and 25, wisdom teeth or third molars erupt.

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