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.
UPPER TEETH ERUPTIONS WHEN FALLS OUT
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.