Baby Tooth Eruption Patterns

My daughter recently cut two bottom teeth. Several months have passed with no signs of any more. Is this normal?


I would wait a few more months for some additional teeth to erupt. Keep a close watch for new teeth. I advise you to see a dentist if she still has only two erupted teeth by her first birthday. By the first year, usually about eight incisors should be present.

General tooth eruption patterns for babies from birth to age three:

  • At about six months of age, the lower central incisors (bottom jaw front teeth) generally erupt. These are followed by the upper incisors and both maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) lateral incisors.
  • By the first birthday, eight incisors are usually present.
  • At about 15 months of age, the first primary molars (back teeth used for grinding food) erupt.
  • Around age two, the canines are present. Shortly thereafter, the second primary molars erupt.
  • By three years of age, all of the primary teeth are generally present.

    Remember, these are average ages. Some children's teeth erupt sooner and some erupt later.

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