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Which teeth come in first?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Lower two front ones: Typically the front lower two teeth come in first, followed by the upper two front teeth. Then the ones on either side of the lower front ones, again followed by the ones on either side of the upper front ones. Teeth typically erupt in pairs, with the lower coming in before the upper.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
2 lower middle teeth: Baby teeth can start appearing at 6 months, but some babies don't have teeth until 1 year of age. There are 10 upper and 10 lower teeth, for a total of 20 baby teeth. The central incisors come first, usually lower before upper, and appear at 6-8 months. Lateral incisors appear at 9-10 months. First molars and canines appear at about 18 months, and second molars at 24-30 months.
Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dentistry 29 years experience
Baby teeth: Usually the lower front baby teeth come in first then the upper front teeth.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
This is the correct order in 99% of most children.
Mar 31, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Lower front: lower front teeth erupt first, usually followed by upper front teeth. 1st Dental check up age 1, not 2 or 3. See a Pediatric Dental a specialist for all the same reasons you see a Pediatrician.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 28 years experience
Front teeth: lower front teeth come in first, usually followed by upper front teeth

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Is it normal for teeth to come in on the side first?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: Very unusual. 1st dental check-up age 1. You may want to see a children's dentition all development expert, a qualified pedodontics dentist specialist. Ask your general dentist for a referral.

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