Because many parents are curious to know how many baby teeth their baby will have, how long they will erupt and what their role is, we thought we would write this short article detailing each question.
NUMBER OF BABY TEETH AND APPEARANCE INTERVAL
There are 20 baby teeth, 5 on each hemiarcade: lateral incisor, canine, first molar and second molar.
- Rash teeth begin at 6 months and end around the age of 2 and a half, maybe even 3.
- The teeth erupt at intervals of 6 months between them, in a somewhat genetically established order, but there is no general law.
- A number of factors such as the weight of the baby at birth or the evolution of the pregnancy can cause delayed or early appearance of baby teeth.
- In premature babies, the rash will be delayed.
- In a baby born above average, the first incisors may appear at three months instead of six months.
THE ORDER IN WHICH THE TEETH APPEAR
- The incisors are cutting and cutting teeth
- The molars are crushing teeth
Baby teeth play a very important role in the development of future dentition. They will help children eat, speak clearly and even shape their facial appearance.
DID THEIR TEETH SHAKE?
Now is the time to schedule a dental consultation that assures you that your child's future teeth will be healthy.