Child Tooth Development

All 20 baby teeth usually come in by the time your child is three years old. Tooth eruption varies from child to child. Most children start to get teeth around six months, but it is not unusual for teeth to begin appearing as early as three months or as late as one year. Here is when you might see your child’s teeth come in:

Six months – first incisors (front teeth)
Seven months – second incisors
12 months – first molars
18 months – canines (eye teeth)
Two to three years – second molars

See the diagram below, the time frames are only estimates. It varies among individuals. Therefore, it’s more important to recognize the eruption sequence rather than the exact eruption time.