These are the Stages of Toddler Teeth Growth

These are the Stages of Toddler Teeth Growth
Toddler Growth
Reviewed by
Dr. Verury Verona Handayani

August 29, 2023
These are the Stages of Toddler Teeth Growth
Halodoc, Jakarta – The development of teeth actually occurs when the baby is still in the womb. At about five weeks gestation, the first baby tooth buds appear in the baby’s jaw. At birth, babies have 20 primary teeth (10 on the upper jaw and 10 on the lower jaw) which are hidden in the gums.

Primary teeth are also known as baby teeth, milk teeth, or deciduous teeth. If parents ask when is the normal time for teeth to grow, parents don’t need to worry. Because the growth of the first teeth in each child can be different at each age.

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Dental development begins after a child is 5 months old
Most babies will develop teeth between 6 and 12 months of age. There are many variations regarding when the first tooth will appear. In addition, some babies may not have teeth at the age of 1 year. Around 3 months of age, babies will begin to explore their mouths and there is usually an increase in drooling. Babies also put their hands in their mouths more often.

Usually, a child’s first teeth are almost always the lower front teeth (lower central incisors), after which they are followed by the growth of the upper central incisors at the age of 8-12 months. However, in some cases there are those that grow directly together. Additionally, most children will usually have all their baby or milk teeth by age 3.

Generally, the detailed stages of children’s tooth growth are as follows:

Central incisors (upper and lower) at 6-10 months of age.
Side incisors (upper and lower) at the age of 10-16 months.
Canine teeth (upper and lower) at the age of 16-12 months.
Small molars that are beside the canines (top and bottom) at the age of 13-19 months.
Rear molars or second molars (upper and lower) at the age of 23-31 months.
Keep in mind that parents don’t need to worry if their little one’s teeth don’t grow according to these stages. Because children’s body conditions are different, the stages of growth cannot be generalized.

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It should also be noted that a baby’s metabolism varies, depending family dentist bells corners on the nutritional intake he gets and genetic factors. Therefore, make sure that the mother’s food intake must be considered, so that the milk consumed by the Little One is rich in nutrients. To grow teeth, your little one needs calcium and vitamins.

Intake of vitamins A, K, D, and E are vitamins that affect the formation of teeth. So, make sure you always eat nutritious food during pregnancy and breastfeeding to make baby’s bones and teeth strong and grow perfectly.


Managing Toddler Tooth Growth Process
When a baby is around six months old, the level of antibodies passed down by the mother starts to decrease and this changes the child’s immune system. Along with the tendency to put everything in their mouths, this makes children more susceptible to disease.

Symptoms of common childhood illnesses such as changes in sleeping and eating patterns, fussiness, rashes, drooling a lot, runny nose, and diarrhea are often mistakenly associated with teething. If your child has these symptoms, make sure that they don’t have other possible causes such as bacteria, viruses or middle ear infections.

Teething takes about eight days, including four days before and three days after the tooth has passed through the gums. During this time, it may be difficult to keep the child comfortable.

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To care for it, father or mother can do these tips to keep children comfortable:

Gently massage the gums with clean fingers or a damp cloth.
Providing toys that are safe for babies to bite (teether), make sure they have been washed and sterilized beforehand.
Give baby biscuits that are safe to bite.
That’s what parents need to know about the stages of toddler teeth growth. If there is a problem with the child’s teething process, mothers and fathers can ask the doctor through the Halodoc application. Without the hassle, asking a doctor can be done at home by simply downloading the Halodoc app now!


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