Tooth Eruption Charts

Primary Teeth

20 primary or “baby” teeth begin to erupt around 6 months of age. Each child’s teeth erupt at their own pace so do not be concerned if your child’s tooth eruption pattern is slower, faster, or in a different sequence than below. If you have questions or concerns about the timing or position of teeth coming, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bright.

The first teeth to erupt are the lower central incisors (what most people call “front teeth”). Usually girls’ teeth erupt earlier than boys’ teeth and lower teeth tend to erupt before than the corresponding upper teeth.

 

Upper Teeth Eruption Exfoliation
Central incisor 7 1/2 mo. 7 1/2 yrs old
Lateral incisor 9 mo. 8 yrs old
Cuspid (canine) 18 mo. 11 1/2 yrs old
First molar 14 mo. 10 1/2 yrs old
Second molar 24 mo. 10 1/2 yrs old

 

Lower Teeth Eruption Exfoliation
Central incisor 6 mo. 6 yrs old
Lateral incisor 7 mo. 7 yrs old
Cuspid (canine) 16 mo. 9 1/3 yrs old
First molar 12 mo. 10 yrs old
Second molar 20 mo. 11 yrs old

Permanent Teeth

Adults have 32 teeth including wisdom teeth which in many people do not erupt or are not present. Permanent teeth usually erupt in the same sequence as the baby teeth did. If baby teeth erupted at early or late according to average, then permanent teeth tend to do so, also. Permanent teeth begin erupting between the ages of 6 and 8 and are meant to last your lifetime, so take care of them!

Upper Teeth Eruption
Central incisor 7-8 yrs old
Lateral incisor 8-9 yrs old
Cuspid (canine) 11-12 yrs old
First bicuspid 10-11 yrs old
Second bicuspid 10-12 yrs old
First molar 6-7 yrs old
Second molar 12-13 yrs old
Third molar (wisdom) 17-21 yrs old

 

Lower Teeth Eruption
Central incisor 6-7 yrs old
Lateral incisor 7-8 yrs old
Cuspid (canine) 9-10 yrs old
First bicuspid 10-11 yrs old
Second bicuspid 11-12 yrs old
First molar 6-7 yrs old
Second molar 11-13 yrs old
Third molar (wisdom) 17-21 yrs old