Your Child's Tooth Development
6 months to 2 years
Your baby’s first tooth will most likely be a bottom front one, appearing when he’s about six months old. However, a few babies are born with a tooth through already. Others are still toothless when they’re one and this is normal, every baby is a little different.
Your baby will eventually have 20 baby teeth, also called milk teeth, all of which should erupt from 6 months to age 2 and a half. All babies are not created equally so this is a general guideline it doesn’t mean anything is wrong if your baby’s eruption takes longer.
When your baby’s teeth erupt brush them twice a day. If you start early, your baby will get used to having their teeth cleaned, and hopefully you’ll avoid problems later on. Use a soft baby toothbrush with a thin layer of baby toothpaste (without Fluoride) or just use water.
It may seem a long way off now, but it’s best to keep brushing your child’s teeth for them until they are at least 7 years old. By that age, they should have the dexterity to do it properly for them self.
6 years to 13 years
Generally your child will start losing their baby/milk teeth around the age of 6. The front teeth are the first to typically erupt.
General adult tooth eruption occurs between the ages of 6-13, with the wisdom teeth not usually erupting until the age of 18.
With regular dental visits you will lessen your child’s chance of developing dental decay and keep their mouth healthy.