Dental Development in Children

Dental Development in Children

This month Corinna Dental will be focusing on children’s oral health, from age 0 until 12 years.

Seeing that first tooth peek from your baby’s gums is an exciting moment for parents. But it can also be an anxious time witnessing if your child experiences any discomfort while they are teething.

When Do Teeth First Arrive In The Mouth?

As a guide, a baby’s first tooth erupts at around 6 months, according to Australian Dental Association. At this time a baby may experience more drooling, refuse food, and nibble on anything he or she touches. A baby may also become fussy at this stage. A tooth is breaking through a baby’s gums for the first time — that can really be an uncomfortable sensation!

While there is no cure to teething, there are some tricks parents can do to alleviate their baby’s discomfort. Read our post on  How To Sooth Teething Toddlers.

Teeth Eruption Guide

So after the first tooth erupts, what follows next? We’ve prepared a chart showing the names of each tooth, when a tooth is likely to erupt and when it is likely to fall out.

Remember though that this is just a guide. Some babies start teething at four months and others much later. If you are worried, it is best to visit your dentist.



We’ve also developed a keepsake to record your baby’s tooth development—from the time each tooth arrives and when it falls out. Download our Tooth Development Keepsake Chart here.