Generally, teething begins when babies are around 6 to 10 months old. However, some babies start to have their teeth earlier or later. This is determined by hereditary factors, and varies between different people.If your baby still hasn't got his/her first tooth when he/she is 1 year old, you could bring him/her to the dentist for a check-up.

Eruption time of deciduous teeth

Deciduous teeth Eruption time
Central Incisor 6 to 12 months
Lateral Incisor 9 to 16 months
Canine 16 to 23 months
First Molar 13 to 19 months
Second Molar 23 to 33 months

Photograph showing the position of deciduous central incisor, lateral incisor, canine, first premolar and second premolar.

How to manage discomfort arising from teething

Last revision date: 18 January 2012