(you may hear these teeth called primary teeth, deciduous teeth, or milk teeth – all are correct and refer to the same chompers!)
The two lower front baby teeth are usually the first to come into the mouth in 4-6 months. The rest follow, finishing up with the back molars coming in within the 24 – 36 month range.
Even though they’ll eventually fall out and be replaced with permanent teeth, baby teeth are very important!
Baby teeth do the following:
It is important that these 20 tiny teeth are kept healthy until it is time for permanent teeth to replace them. The four front primary teeth usually fall out first (at around 6-8 years), with the rest being replaced over the next few years. The back teeth are usually the last to go, falling out somewhere in the 9-12 year range.