We’ve all seen the signs of that first tooth appearing.  Rosy red cheeks, lots of dribbling, children being irritable, fists in the mouth and more.


For some babies this occurs around 6 months of age but it can start any time between 3 and 6 months.  There is generally a typical order each of the teeth appear but of course it does vary for some children.


Children will develop 20 primary teeth, often referred to as baby or first teeth, which fall into 5 categories.

  • Central Incisors
  • Lateral Incisors
  • Canines
  • First Molars
  • Second Molars


The following diagram show the eruption (appearance) and shedding (loss) of primary teeth.


You can check out our other blogs on how to look after your babies teeth when they first start appearing, when you should have your first dental appointment and good oral hygiene habits to ensure you give your child the best chance at great oral health.