Children’s teeth begin forming before birth. The first baby teeth that come into the mouth are the two bottom front teeth. You will notice this when your baby is about 6-8 months old. Next to follow will be the four upper front teeth and the remainder of your baby’s teeth will appear periodically.
They will usually appear in pairs along the sides of the jaw until the child is about three years old. The pace and order to their eruption also varies.
The first permanent teeth will begin to erupt between the ages of 5 and 6 starting with the first molars and lower central incisors. Some of the permanent teeth replace babyteeth and some don’t. This process will continue until approximately age 16-18. Adults will eventually end up with 32 permanent teeth including the wisdom teeth.
Don’t worry if some teeth are a few months early or late as all children have different eruption patterns.