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When Should Tooth Eruption Begin

When Should Tooth Eruption Begin?

You were given a set of teeth to grind and cut down food you eat. Tooth eruption is a process in tooth development in which the teeth coming out from the gum line and become visible in the mouth. Usually, this process happens while your child is still a baby and it continuous throughout the childhood and teenage age. So, when should tooth eruption begin?

Primary teeth

The chart below represents when the primary teeth erupt. You can also call them deciduous or baby teeth. But never forget that the eruption time varies from one child to another.

Upper Teeth Eruption Time Age of Loss of Tooth
Central Incisor 7 to 12 months 6 to 8 years old
Lateral Incisor 9 to 13 months 7 to 8 years old
Cuspid (canine) 16 to 22 months 10 to 12 years old
First Molar 13 to 19 months 9 to 11 years old
Second Molar 25 to 33 months 10 to 12 years old

 

Lower Teeth Eruption Time Age of Loss of Tooth
Central Incisor 6 to 10 months 6 to 8 years old
Lateral Incisor 7 to 16 months 7 to 8 years old
Cuspid 16 to 23 months 9 to 12 years old
First Molar 13 to 19 months 9 to 11 years old
Second Molar 20 to 31 months 10 to 12 years old

when should tooth eruption begin

Things to consider

  • Usually, girls get tooth eruption earlier than boys
  • Teeth are erupting one on each other
  • Primary teeth are smaller and whiter than permanent teeth
  • By the time your child is tree years old, primary teeth should all be erupted

Signs of teeth eruption

  • Irritation of the mouth.
  • The baby placing objects or fingers in the mouth and biting on them.
  • An increase of saliva in the mouth.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Inflamed gums.
  • General agitation.
  • Redness on the cheek near the area where a tooth is erupting.

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