A child’s first teeth coming in is an exciting time for them and a big milestone in their development. After their teeth come in, they are able to begin eating solid foods and require more dental care. We are here to teach you what steps to take after your child’s teeth erupt in Tucson, Arizona. Call Oro Valley Pediatric Dentistry at 520-297-5900 to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Nathan Sprenger or Dr. Andrew Stucki.

You can expect to see your child’s first teeth erupt between 6 months and 1 year of age. By the time they turn 3, most children have a full set of their 20 primary, or baby, teeth. Our dentists and team suggest scheduling your child’s first dental visit within six months of their first tooth erupting or by their first birthday.

Most commonly, the first teeth to erupt are the central incisors, the front teeth, on the top and bottom. After that, it is the lateral incisors and then the molars. Erupting molars can be painful; we suggest using cool gauzes or teething rings to sooth your child through this stage of development.

Children typically lose their teeth in the same order they came in, starting with the front teeth and moving towards the back.

If you have any questions about tooth eruption or would like to schedule a consultation with our dentists, please call our office today.