While most babies begin teething around six months, that first tooth can appear anytime between three and 14 months. Teeth usually come in pairs, starting with the bottom front two, and followed by the top front two. Here’s a general teething timeline:
- 6 months – lower central incisors (bottom front)
- 8 months – upper central incisors (top front)
- 10 months – lower & upper lateral incisors (side front)
- 14 months – first molars
- 18 months – canines (pointy teeth)
- 24 months – second molars
Your baby’s primary pearly whites should be complete by age three; permanent teeth will start to come in between four and six years old.