First Teeth

The teething process

The timing of teething is different between every child. One baby might start teething at 4 months, while another may not start until they are 12 months old. Most children will have all their primary or “milk” teeth by the time they are 3 years old.[1],[2]

 Every baby is different, but here’s a rough order of how baby teeth emerge. [8],[9]

The teething process
The teething process

Tips for protecting your child’s teeth

Caring for your baby’s teeth is important. Healthy teeth allow babies to chew food and speak properly, and they also help to ensure their future adult teeth have plenty of room to grow.

Here are some ways you can help take care of your baby’s teeth and develop good oral hygiene habits:

[2] Better Health Channel (Department of Health, State Government of Victoria, Australia). Teeth development in children. Available here.

[3] New Zealand Ministry of Health. Teeth and teething. Available here.