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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 12/9/2016

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.