It is important to keep up with the development of your child’s teeth to make sure their growth is in place and on track!
About the Development of your Child’s Teeth
Everyone has two sets of teeth. First, your primary or “baby” teeth come in and then your secondary or permanent teeth eventually replace them. Many teeth begin forming before a child is born. Primary teeth begin developing at 6 to 8 weeks in utero and some permanent teeth start to develop by week 20 in utero. Usually babies get their first tooth between 6-10 months of age. The first teeth to come in are often the lower central incisors, or the bottom front teeth. By the age of three, all the baby teeth should be in the mouth.
Permanent teeth will usually begin to erupt into the mouth around the age of six. All the permanent teeth, except for wisdom teeth, should be in the mouth by ages 12-14.
Because every child is different, they should be seen regularly for an evaluation of their dental development.