Baby Teeth Chart – FAQ Answers

The baby teeth chart provides answers to some of the more common questions that parents ask like, “When do baby teeth come out?”

New parents especially have a lot do deal with. They may not know how to sooth a teething baby, how to brush baby teeth, or even how many baby teeth we lose.

In this Keswick Kids Dental post our kid’s dentist will explain what baby teeth are, when to expect them to come in, and how to help a teething baby.

We will cover everything you need to know during the life cycle of your child’s baby teeth so you can be well informed. If you still have questions or would like to learn more about Keswick Dental, please call us at 905-476-2800.

Baby Teeth FAQ

When do baby teeth come in?

The baby (primary) teeth chart shows a detailed timeline from baby tooth eruption to the the loss of baby teeth. • The age that a baby usually starts teething can vary anywhere between 6 to 10 months. • Your child should have all its baby teeth sometime between 25 and 33 months.

When to worry about baby teeth not coming in?

Baby tooth eruption will vary, and some children may fall outside the timelines described in this baby teeth chart. If your child is late in getting their baby teeth it doesn’t necessarily mean that there is an underlying issue. We recommend seeing your pediatric dentist if there are still no baby teeth by the time your child is 18 months old.

How many baby teeth do children get?

By the time your child is 3, they should have all 20 of their baby teeth – 10 uppers and 10 lowers. After the baby teeth fall out, 32 permanent teeth will take their place. The Canadian Dental Association offers more information on Dental Development in Children.

Which baby teeth come in first?

The earliest a baby can teeth is at about 6 months old when the central incisors in the lower jaw erupt. This usually happens between 6 and 10 months of age.

What order do baby teeth come in?

See the detailed description in the baby teeth chart provided. The baby teeth order in terms of eruption include: 1. Central Incisors 2. Lateral Incisors 3. Canine teeth (Cuspids) 4. First Molars 5. Second Molars

How to tell if a baby is teething?

Baby teething symptoms can vary and generally include sore or red gums, flushed cheeks, and the occasional fever. Your child may also be constantly chewing on things or drooling more than usual and may be more fussy, irritable, and distressed.

How to soothe a teething baby?

Your doctor or dentist can recommend teething medicine such as baby Tylenol to help your teething baby. Other teething remedies may include chilled teething toys, a clean cold damp washcloth, or massaging your baby’s sore gums with a teething gel.

Is a silicone teether safe for baby?

Soothers that are made from food-grade silicone or plastic are safe for helping to sooth teething baby gums. You can also try a cold, moistened 100% organic cotton washcloth.

Can baby teeth be crooked?

Sometimes, baby teeth can come in crooked because they are not large enough to fill the space allocated by the gums. Crooked baby teeth can also be caused by excessive thumb sucking.

How to tell what teeth are baby teeth?

Smoothness and colour will tell you if they are baby teeth or not. Baby teeth are smoother and generally whiter than permanent teeth.

How to brush baby teeth?

See our post on Dental Care for Kids to learn more about when to start brushing baby teeth and how to clean them properly.

Do baby teeth have roots?

Prior to falling out, the nerve roots and blood vessels dissolve, which is why a baby tooth appears to be hollow once it falls out.

When do baby teeth come out?

As indicated in the baby teeth chart, children begin to lose their baby teeth by the time they are 6 or 7 years of age. By 12 years of age, they will have lost all 20 of their baby teeth to make room for their 32 permanent teeth.

About Keswick Kids Dental

Keswick Kids Dental Clinic is the only pediatric dental office in Keswick and our clients come from all over including Georgina, Pefferlaw, Sutton, Beaverton, Bradford, and Newmarket.

Our kid-friendly dental clinic offers a full range of kids dental services and is specifically designed to ensure our young patients have a fun and comfortable dental experience. You can also book an appointment online.

Please call 905-476-2800 if you still have questions about the information in the baby teeth chart.