Your child's primary teeth usually begin to break through the gums (erupt) at about 6 months of age. For more information, see the topic Teething.
Your child's first permanent molars emerge from the gum behind the primary teeth at about age 6, at the same time he or she begins to lose front primary teeth.
Normally, a person should end up with 32 adult teeth.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics|
|Last Revised||June 20, 2011|
Last Revised: June 20, 2011
Author: Healthwise Staff
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