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Baby Teeth (Primary Teeth)


Baby Teeth (Primary Teeth)

Your child will have 20 baby teeth (primary teethClick here to see an illustration.) which are later replaced by permanent teeth. Primary teeth usually begin to break through the gums when a child is about 6 months old. A baby's first tooth can come in as early as 3 months or as late as 1 year of age. In rare cases, a baby's first tooth may come in after 1 year of age. Most children have all of their primary teeth by the time they are 3 years old.

Secondary teeth (permanent teeth) typically begin to replace primary teeth when a child is 6 to 7 years old. A secondary tooth usually pushes out the primary tooth it is replacing.

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ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical ReviewerThomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedApril 16, 2013

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