Children ordinarily get twenty baby teeth. Here's a chart of when they usually come in and when they usually fall out.


When they appear

When they fall out

Lower front four baby teeth

age 6-9 months

ages 6-7 years

Upper front four baby teeth

age 7-10 months

ages 7-8 years

Canine baby teeth, upper and lower

about age 1 year

ages 10-12 years

First primary molars, right behind the canines

about age 1 1/2 years

ages 10-12 years

Second primary molars

about age 2 years

ages 10-12 years

The first permanent molars are often the first permanent teeth to erupt. But there are no teeth that have to fall out for these to come in. They come in around age 6 or 7 years, behind the second primary molars.


Pediatric patients with baby teeth

When you have your regular dental visits, your dentist should check that the baby teeth are coming in on schedule and falling out on schedule. If you can see the permanent tooth already appearing in the mouth but the baby tooth hasn't fallen out yet, it's generally recommended to have that baby tooth extracted.

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