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Development of baby teeth

Both baby teeth (deciduous or milk teeth) and permanent teeth have fairly well-defined times of eruption. The ages listed are the normal ages that a baby tooth emerges.

Ages that a baby tooth emerges
TYPE OF TOOTH
UPPER TOOTH ERUPTS BY
LOWER TOOTH ERUPTS BY
Central incisor
8-10 Months
6-9 Months
Lateral incisor
8-10 Months
15-21 Months
Canine (Cuspid)
16-20 Months
15-21 Months
First molar
15-21 Months
15-21 Months
Second molar
20-24 Months
20-24 Months
Development of baby teeth