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Which are the first permanent teeth a child gets?
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Dr. John Sheets
Dentistry
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In brief: Tooth eruption
There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth.
Typically, the lower central incisors are the first baby teeth that are lost. However, the permanent first molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt. They usually come in around 6 years old so they are also known as the 6 year molars. However, every child is different and so can the pattern of the eruption of the permanent teeth.

In brief: Tooth eruption
There are 20 baby teeth and 32 permanent teeth.
Typically, the lower central incisors are the first baby teeth that are lost. However, the permanent first molars are the first permanent teeth to erupt. They usually come in around 6 years old so they are also known as the 6 year molars. However, every child is different and so can the pattern of the eruption of the permanent teeth.
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Front ones
The permanent teeth generally erupt in the same order as the baby teeth.
As such, the front teeth (the central incisors) usually come in first. However, there can be some variability between children.

In brief: Front ones
The permanent teeth generally erupt in the same order as the baby teeth.
As such, the front teeth (the central incisors) usually come in first. However, there can be some variability between children.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Incisors
Usually the 2 lower front teeth, the lower central incisors.
Sometimes, however, the lower 6 year molars come in first. Have your dentist check the order and alignment of your child's erupting permanent teeth. If there are any questions see an orthodontist by your child's 7th birthday. Orthodontists are specialists in growth and development of the face, teeth, and jaws.

In brief: Incisors
Usually the 2 lower front teeth, the lower central incisors.
Sometimes, however, the lower 6 year molars come in first. Have your dentist check the order and alignment of your child's erupting permanent teeth. If there are any questions see an orthodontist by your child's 7th birthday. Orthodontists are specialists in growth and development of the face, teeth, and jaws.
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