When Will My Baby Start Getting Teeth?

Teething, the process of baby (primary) teeth coming through the gums into the mouth, is variable between individuals. Some babies get their teeth early and some get them late. In general, the first baby teeth to appear are usually the lower front (anterior) teeth and they usually begin erupting between the age of 6-8 months, and continues until 30 months.

See “Eruption of Your Child’s Teeth” for more details.


Eruption Of Your Child’s Teeth

Children’s teeth begin forming before birth and continue to develop prior to eruption. As early as 4 months, the first primary (or baby) teeth to erupt through the gums are the lower central incisors, followed closely by the upper central incisors. Although all 20 primary teeth usually appear by age 3, the timing and order of their eruption varies between children, even siblings. Permanent teeth begin appearing around age 6, starting with the first molars (six year molars) and lower central incisors. This process continues until approximately age 21 with the inclusion of the third molars (or wisdom teeth).