The chart below is a guide to let you know when your child’s primary teeth should erupt and shed. Keeping

in mind this chart is a guide so your child may not loose there baby teeth at these exact times, all children’s

teeth are different, some may erupt earlier or later, this is quite normal.

A child’s teeth will start to come through at about 6 months of age and it’s usually the bottom central

incisors (bottom front teeth). Next will be the top four front teeth, once these teeth have emerged other

teeth will slowly emerge usually in pairs until all 20 teeth have emerged. 10 teeth on top and 10 on the

bottom. All the teeth should emerge by the age of 2 to 3 years old.


Central Incisor              8-12 months                      6-7 years

Lateral Incisor                9-13 months                    7-8 years

Canine                           16-22 months                  10-12 years

First Molar                     13-19 months                    9-11 years

Second Molar              25-33 months                     10-12 years


Second Molar            23-31 months              10-12 years

First Molar                14-18 months                9-11 years

Canine                       17-23 months                9-12 years

Lateral Incisor          10-16 months               7-8 years

Central incisor           6-10 months                6-7 years

Basically for every 6 months 4 teeth erupt. Girls tend to precede boys. Lower teeth usually erupt before

the upper teeth. Primary teeth are smaller and whiter then permanent teeth. At times there will be a

mixture of primary and permanent teeth between the ages of 6-12.

Hope this is a helpful guide for you and your child’s teeth development. If you require any further

information please contact us and we would be very happy to assist you.