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Baby Teeth Chart And Types: Everything You Need To Know About It

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Do you often find yourself concerned about when the baby tooth will make its appearance or when would the tooth come? If yes, then this article is just for you. We at Parenthood bliss will answer everything you would need to know about the first molars via the teething chart for guidance to answer you in these questionable times.

You’ll generally come across your baby (s) teeth post one of those unusually fussy baby nights. These baby teeth or as we call them ‘milk teeth’ or ‘primary or deciduous teeth’ are perhaps temporary placeholders for the permanent baby set. Also, they play an essential role in the development of the little one.

When will the baby start teething or have their first molars?

The child’s teeth according to the eruption charts have a wide range of normal. This means, there are some babies or toddlers that have their teeth erupt in their early initial months or around when they are about 3 to 4 months old, on the other hand, the other babies have their teeth erupt a little later. However, if we were to take the general perspective, according to the health information, child(s) first teeth erupt around their 6th or 7th month that would go up to even 12 months of age.

Which is the first tooth according to the baby teeth chart that emerges?

According to health education, the tooth that emerges first for a baby mostly in the bottom front, also known as the lower central incisors. These central incisors appear first when the baby is around 6 to 10 months old. However, if your baby happens to have their first tooth in the top front of their mouth, also known as the upper central incisors, is also ok and doesn’t show any negative signs of their oral health. These top front teeth usually come around when the baby is about 8 to 12 months of age.

What is the number of teeth babies have?

According to a teething chart, when a child is about two-and-a-half years of age,  they would have a full set of 20 primary teeth. These are known as “baby teeth,” but children tend to have them for much longer than their baby years. The permanent teeth come around replacing these baby teeth when the child is of about 12 years of age.

What does the baby tooth appear as according to the baby teething chart?

According to the baby teeth chart, parents could look for their baby(s) primary teeth and their appearance according to the list below:

  • The lower central incisors by 6 to 10 months
  • Upper central incisor by 8 to 12 months
  • Upper lateral incisors by 9 to 13 months
  • Lower lateral incisor by 10 to 16 months
  • Upper first molar by 13 to 19 months
  • Lower first molar by 14 to 18 months
  • Upper canine or cuspid by 16 to 22 months
  • Lower canine or cuspid by 17 to 23 months
  • Lower second molar by 23 to 31 months
  • Upper second molar by 25 to 33 months

Do babies use their primary teeth to chew?

In the baby’s first teething the baby is generally using their teeth to bite on their food and gums to mash but not chewing per se. But when the child turns 2 years old, their molars tend to grow and are used to chew onto food.

How are the babies with the help of their parents taking care of their teeth?

A child can take good care of their teeth with the help of their parents in quite many ways. Irrespective of the teeth not being permanent, it is important to take care of their oral health throughout, to welcome their permanent teeth set when they are about 2 – 3 years old.

Here are the different types of things you could do to help take care of the teething:

  • Brush and clean regularly to prevent cavities
  • Consume food and drink that is nutritious and low on sugar level
  • Avoid sharing utensils to avoid any kind of bacteria or decay
  • According to the American dental association, parents must schedule the baby’s dentist appointments
  • The pediatricians and dentists recommend avoiding fluoride toothpaste until the child learns to spit. But by the age of 2 or 3, parents can give their child a pea-size amount of toothpaste, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In either case, make sure to consult your pediatric dentist.


That’s all folks! This was all about our article on the teething of the children as per when their teeth will come, the lateral incisors, the appearance, oral health, etc. Also, are you looking for baby teethers or teething toys for your child or children? Parenthood bliss has curated a list of the best baby teethers and teething toys for children . Click and explore! These will come in handy when the little one is around 3 – 6 months old. the little one is around 3 – 6 months old.

To Conclude

The baby’s health plays an important role in their development. Therefore, oral health at times takes a little back seat which perhaps should be avoided. The article above has all rights reserved in order to provide and help the parents with details and a tip here and there for the maintenance of the teeth. However, just in case you come across anything urgent or you find the little one the decay, or even if their second molars are not on time, we recommend you to get in touch with the doctor or guidance.

Baby Teeth Chart And Types FAQs

1) What are the names of the baby teeth?

A baby's mouth contains 20 primary teeth. The names of these teeth are as follows:
  • 4-second molars
  • 4-first molars
  • 4-cuspids or canine
  • 4-lateral incisors
  • 4-central incisors
  • 2) In what order do baby teeth fall out?

    Generally, there is a basic pattern in which the baby loses its teeth. The pattern goes about, first the two bottom front (or the lower central incisor), then the two front top (or the upper central incisors), and the lateral incisors, first molars, followed by canines, and second molars in a particular order. However, there is no hard and fast rule for them to follow this pattern as each child has their own development pattern.

    3) Which one of the infant's teeth hurts the most?

    The teeth that hurt the most are the back ones that generally appear around 12 to 14 months. This is because these are larger and can cause discomfort to the child while they come. Followed by the four canine teeth that come around 18 months and the second molars by around two years of age.
    When your baby begins to get their teeth, it is important to keep them calm and happy as teething can be painful.
    Remember that the teething phase, although unpleasant, does not last forever!

    Reviewed By-

    Brandi Nicole, Lactation Consultant

    Brandi Nicole, Lactation Consultant

    Brandi Nicole is a pediatric nurse, a postpartum doula, and an international board-certified lactation consultant. She is a proud member of the International Lactation Consultant Association, the United States Lactation Consultant Association, and the Bay Area Lactation Associates.

    On behalf of the editorial team at Parenthoodbliss, we follow strict reporting guidelines and only use credible sources, along with peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and highly respected health organizations. To learn about how we maintain content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial policy.

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