Dental calendar: order of milk teeth

Here you can find out when the first milk teeth break through, how to recognize the first signs and how teething works. Also record the order of the milk teeth in our dental calendar.

As with all stages of development, teething is individual for each child. The following information refers to average values. That doesn’t mean you should worry if it’s your child’s turn sooner or later. This is mostly normal.

Dental calendar: document the order

If you would like to record the eruption of your child’s individual milk teeth, you can print out our practical dental calendar by clicking here .

Basis for the milk teeth in pregnancy

Tooth development begins long before birth. Around the tenth week of pregnancy, the tooth buds for the milk teeth form. They mineralize while still in the womb. For this they need calcium and vitamins, among other things. By eating a wholesome diet , you as a mother-to-be can do a lot to ensure that your child can later bite powerfully.

Enter in the dental calendar when the first tooth came

Tooth eruption begins in most children between the ages of five and eight months. If your baby doesn’t have teeth by their first birthday, that’s nothing to worry about. Be patient, your baby’s first teeth are still coming and then you can diligently enter them in the dental calendar!

In what order do the milk teeth come?

  • The first to break through are the two front incisors in the lower jaw.
  • This is followed by the two upper incisors.
  • Then the incisors follow to the left and right.
  • By the time most children turn their first birthday, all of their incisors are visible.
  • The front molars follow just six months later.
  • After that come the canines of your offspring.
  • The back molars are the last to break through.

It can take some time for your baby to have all 20 milk teeth. As a rule, however, all milk teeth are completely present by the age of about three years. This will certainly be a strenuous time not only for your child, but also for you.

How is teething manifested?

Like the entire development of the child, the eruption of a tooth also manifests itself very differently from person to person. Some babies have no pain at all, others suffer even more. The external signs are also very different. Some parents hardly notice at all that their babies are teething, but with other children it is all the more extreme that the first teeth are coming. Some babies lose their appetite or get red, sore cheeks. Others cry more often than usual, which is certainly easy to understand given the pain. It may also be that your child is imbalanced and sleeps less well.

Many babies put everything in their mouths that they can get their hands on, which can also be their own hands in an emergency. Excessive “drooling” in your child can also be a sign. Some babies also get a skin rash or a sore bottom. Because of the weakened immune system, your baby may also get a fever or a mild cold. However, none of this is a cause for concern and is part of the normal process of teething.

Teething – often not without pain

Teething is a stressful and, above all, painful process for your baby. You can read about how you can make the teething phase a little easier for your child in our article “What to do against pain when teething” . However, if your child’s pain is unbearable and you do not know what to do, please consult your pediatrician as soon as possible.

Take care of the milk teeth from the beginning

Many parents think that their children’s milk teeth do not need special care. But that is a big mistake! As soon as the first tooth has come through, it should also be properly cared for. Because the milk teeth are very important for the further development of your child and also for his, later permanent, teeth. You can find out how best to care for your baby’s teeth in our article ” How do you brush baby teeth?” “.

Pay attention to your diet right from the start

Of course, proper nutrition is also very important for dental health. You can find all the important tips on the subject of nutrition and teeth in our article ” How do you protect milk teeth with a healthy diet?” “.

You can get tips and advice from our expert group “Tooth care tips for children” or simply ask your dentist. This can certainly help you and take away your worries.

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