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Development of baby teeth

Development of baby teeth

Overview

Both baby teeth (deciduous or milk teeth) and permanent teeth have fairly well-defined times of eruption. The ages listed are the normal ages that a baby tooth emerges.
Ages that a baby tooth emerges
TYPE OF TOOTHUPPER TOOTH ERUPTS BY LOWER TOOTH ERUPTS BY
Central incisor8-10 Months 6-9 Months
Lateral incisor8-10 Months15-21 Months
Canine (Cuspid)16-20 Months15-21 Months
First molar15-21 Months15-21 Months
Second molar20-24 Months20-24 Months

Review Date 2/22/2016

Updated by: Michael Kapner, DDS, general and aesthetic dentistry, Norwalk Medical Center, Norwalk, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.