When do teeth start growing?

When do teeth start growing?

Published: 16.05.2023
Updated: 05.12.2023

Teeth develop in the gums before the baby is born. Often a child is born with 1 or 2 teeth. Teething can go smoothly, but it can also be painful and distressing for children and parents. Baby teeth are smaller than permanent teeth and have a brighter white color. When to expect teething and which one will cut first?

Milk teeth begin to grow at the age of 4 to 7 months, in most children this process begins at 6 months and ends at approximately 2.5 years. If the child is teething without problems, you can tell the growth of the teeth by swollen and red gums. The lower incisors are cut first, followed by the upper incisors at the age of 8 to 12 months.

Between 9 and 16 months, the upper and lower "doubles" (teeth next to the incisors) grow. They are usually cut in pairs, i.e. on the right and left side at the same time. By the end of the 1st year, children usually have 8 teeth, i.e. all incisors. In girls, teeth grow earlier than in boys.

Between 12 and 16 months, expect lower and upper stools (quads) around the same time. Triplets (eye teeth) follow the cutting of the first molars at the age of 16 to 20 months. From the 16th to the 23rd month, expect the cutting of the second molars in the lower jaw. The upper back stools are cut last, the child should have them by about 2.5 years. By the age of 3 at the latest, a child should have all 20 milk teeth.

Between the ages of 6 and 12, a child's milk teeth fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth. They often fall out in the order in which they were cut. Usually, if a tooth falls out, the one on the opposite side should fall out within 6 months. "Adult" teeth also grow in a certain order. First lower and upper middle units and sixes, followed by twos, upper and lower fours, lower threes, upper and lower fives, upper threes, sevens, and finally eights are cut.

According to mothers, cutting the first teeth is individual - for some children, they started growing at 6 months, others at 11 months, or even at 1 year. According to experience, children begin to cut their teeth between the 4th and 12th months.

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