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In what order to children's teeth come in?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
14 doctors agree
In brief: It really depends
Not every baby follows the exact same schedule.
But, most babies get the lower central incisors (two bottom front teeth) first & then the upper central incisors after that. Beyond that, the sequence may be irregular so don't worry about that. It is not terribly important when the teeth come in, but more important your dental hygeine regimen. Brush the teeth twice a day & avoid bottles in bed.

In brief: It really depends
Not every baby follows the exact same schedule.
But, most babies get the lower central incisors (two bottom front teeth) first & then the upper central incisors after that. Beyond that, the sequence may be irregular so don't worry about that. It is not terribly important when the teeth come in, but more important your dental hygeine regimen. Brush the teeth twice a day & avoid bottles in bed.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Ron E. Bell
ABDCE is the order for most
Dr. James Manning
Dentistry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Pattern varies, but
Eruption pattern may vary in any given case; usually lowers before uppers and front before back.
The most important issue is symmetry - whatever the right side does the left should and vice versa. Deviation from that needs professional attention.

In brief: Pattern varies, but
Eruption pattern may vary in any given case; usually lowers before uppers and front before back.
The most important issue is symmetry - whatever the right side does the left should and vice versa. Deviation from that needs professional attention.
Dr. James Manning
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Front teeth first
Expect the lower front teeth to erupt between 6 and 10 month followed by upper front teeth , first molars will come at about 13 to 19 month, the canines between 16 and 22 month sand last molars at 2 to 2 1/2 year. At the age of 6, you need to watch for the first permanent molars to show up, not to be confused with a primary or baby tooth.
Hope this help.

In brief: Front teeth first
Expect the lower front teeth to erupt between 6 and 10 month followed by upper front teeth , first molars will come at about 13 to 19 month, the canines between 16 and 22 month sand last molars at 2 to 2 1/2 year. At the age of 6, you need to watch for the first permanent molars to show up, not to be confused with a primary or baby tooth.
Hope this help.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: From 6 to 30 months
Baby teeth can start appearing at 6 months, but some babies don't have teeth until 1 year of age.
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; totaling 20 teeth in all. A dentist can evaluate any oddly shaped or positioned teeth.

In brief: From 6 to 30 months
Baby teeth can start appearing at 6 months, but some babies don't have teeth until 1 year of age.
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; totaling 20 teeth in all. A dentist can evaluate any oddly shaped or positioned teeth.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Ronald Hsu
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Typical pattern is
Lower centrals, upper centrals, upper front sides, lower front sides, lower first molars, upper first molars, upper canines, lower canines, lower 2nd molars, upper 2nd molars.
Typically starts at 6 mo. and finishes between 30-36 month. Variation from this pattern can be normal, but if a molar shows up at 4 mo. an no other teeth are in the mouth I would be suspicious.

In brief: Typical pattern is
Lower centrals, upper centrals, upper front sides, lower front sides, lower first molars, upper first molars, upper canines, lower canines, lower 2nd molars, upper 2nd molars.
Typically starts at 6 mo. and finishes between 30-36 month. Variation from this pattern can be normal, but if a molar shows up at 4 mo. an no other teeth are in the mouth I would be suspicious.
Dr. Ronald Hsu
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: All Over the Place
I have seen kids with teeth as early as 3 months and as late as 16 months for the 1st teeth.
Although lower central incisors are common as 1st, i think I have seen every pattern you can imagine.So it is highly variable.

In brief: All Over the Place
I have seen kids with teeth as early as 3 months and as late as 16 months for the 1st teeth.
Although lower central incisors are common as 1st, i think I have seen every pattern you can imagine.So it is highly variable.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Lower central
Incisors first.

In brief: Lower central
Incisors first.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. William Dabney
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Tooth eruption
Usually the lower front incisors should appear about 4-6 months after birth.

In brief: Tooth eruption
Usually the lower front incisors should appear about 4-6 months after birth.
Dr. William Dabney
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Lower first
Lower teeth come in first. Incisors, then molars.

In brief: Lower first
Lower teeth come in first. Incisors, then molars.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Normal order of eruption only occurs 43% of the time.
57% don't follow "normal" order as discussed in other answers to this question. Of greater importance than "order" is position. If teeth erupt crooked, or out of position, see an orthodontist immediately to reduce time and expense of ortho rx.

In brief: Varies
Normal order of eruption only occurs 43% of the time.
57% don't follow "normal" order as discussed in other answers to this question. Of greater importance than "order" is position. If teeth erupt crooked, or out of position, see an orthodontist immediately to reduce time and expense of ortho rx.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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