When will my baby's teeth come in?

Every baby is different, as are their teething timelines. Some babies are born with teeth, while others don’t experience any tooth eruption for the duration of their first year. In spite of the fluctuations, however, a loose pattern does exist: many babies welcome their first tooth at around six months of age. The middle bottom teeth, or central incisors, are often the first to make their appearance, followed by the upper two teeth, also central incisors. The neighboring teeth follow suit, with lateral incisors, located to the left and right of the central incisors, joining the party. Canines come next, and molars are typically last in line. Remember, it’s important to schedule your baby’s first dental visit within six months of seeing the first tooth! 

Dr. MyLinh Ngo

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Ngo completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry from the University of California at San Francisco. She practices at Alameda Pediatric Dentistry in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose mission is to make kids smile by promoting oral health for children beginning at age one.