Baby Teeth

by Kelsey Norwood

in Health,Kid Stuff

baby teeth diagram

Baby teeth fall out in the same order they came in. If you have a child who is teething, print off this mouth/tooth chart for his baby book and keep track of the order in which his teeth come in. Then when he gets to the age when his baby teeth fall and out and his permanent teeth come in, you can “predict” which one will fall out first and second, etc. When he sees that you’re right, his belief that you, as his mother, possess knowledge of all things, will be forever confirmed. This is a good (and somewhat tricky) way to teach children of the infinite wisdom of their parents.

P.S. Here are a few ebooks about baby stuff that I recommend if you’re interested:

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1 Peggy Ridley December 8, 2007 at 1:23 pm

Not only have I been able to predict the order of teeth falling out, but the pattern. My son got his first 7 teeth in a fairly predictable order and then no teeth for several months. Between the ages of 12 and 15 months, he went from 7 to 16 teeth. It was a painful time for us all! Now, at age 9, after not losing any teeth for over a year after the first seven, he has lost 5 teeth in the last month. I told him that I predicted he would lose a lot of teeth in a short amount of time after a break. He would have been worried about all the teeth he’s losing otherwise.
We have been experiencing a lot of headaches, ear pain, and stomach issues lately just as we did when he was initially teething. We just made the connection. Has anyone else experienced this? Every time he loses a tooth, the next day we can always feel the new one poking through.

2 Lu January 14, 2008 at 11:40 am

Can anyone give an approximate order that they lose teeth? I didn’t keep tract of the order they came in. Also, according to the “Baby Teeth” chart on this website, when do they usually lose tooth #27. My son is nine. His #27 tooth is loose and he is worried that he has already lost it.
Thanks,
Lu

3 vanillajoy January 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Lu,

Well, I’m not sure of the exact answer to your question but here’s what I’ve found so far: According to the American Academy of Pediatrics website (aap.org),

“Baby teeth ordinarily are shed first at about age 6 when the incisors, the middle teeth in front, become loose. Molars, in the back, are usually shed between ages 10 and 12, and are replaced with permanent teeth by about age 13.”

The #27 tooth is a canine which is between the incisors and the molars. My best guess is that the canines come in between the ages of 6 and 10, in between the incisors and molars. Hope that helps!

Kelsey

4 vanillajoy January 15, 2008 at 10:07 pm

Lu,

I just found a really cool website that answers your question exactly! Canines come in between 9 and 10, so your son probably hasn’t lost that tooth already. Show him this website! It’s an interactive diagram that takes you through what is happening in a child’s mouth development from ages 0 to 18.

Kelsey

5 Sally April 24, 2008 at 6:18 pm

My son Jack is 10 years old and he has just hit himself in the mouth and his bottom right eye tooth is loose and bleeding. I can’t remember if it is a first tooth or a second tooth. He thinks he has only lost 8 baby teeth in total and he thinks it is a first tooth.

Is there anyway of telling.

All dentists are closed today. Can anyone help.

6 vanillajoy April 24, 2008 at 6:44 pm

Sally,

I found this website a while ago.

This website says that those baby teeth to the sides of the front teeth fall out around 9-10, so I am pretty sure that was a baby tooth. Check out the website and see what you think – that’s what it looked like to me. It’s stressful though, I understand, not knowing if the tooth will grow back or not. Ask your dentist to make sure, but I think he’s okay.

Hope that helps!

Kelsey
vanillajoy.com

7 Emma Jackson May 15, 2008 at 3:18 am

I love this website! I also found this website
http://www.teething-babies.co.uk/teething-process/teething-chart.php
a great help. HTH Emma x

8 Devon May 21, 2008 at 8:00 am

Just a note: the above chart is one of adult, permanent teeth, not baby teeth. Primary teeth are named using letters, not numbers, and there are only 24 of them, not 32. Just thought this might alleviate some confusion if you’re one of the people keeping track of when baby’s teeth came in and what ones have fallen out!

9 vanillajoy May 21, 2008 at 10:51 am

Wow, you are totally right. I feel rather silly…the chart does have an awful lot of teeth for a baby! I changed the picture to a baby teeth diagram rather than an adult diagram. Thanks for your courteous correction!

Kelsey

10 Erin November 6, 2008 at 1:50 pm

My daughter is 10 years old and recently lost a bunch of teeth. Her canine tooth is loose and looks out of place, but she says it is a permanent tooth. She has lost some of her molars already. Do the molars typically come out before the canines or can this work both ways? I think maybe this canine is really a baby tooth and she is just mistaken (hopefully). However, the molar behind it has already come out and the new tooth is coming in.
Please help.
Thanks!
Erin

11 melanie November 24, 2008 at 3:40 am

I am worried as my 5 years girl is having a molar on the upper top jaw as an extra!! she has 11 teeth, not 0 as on the charts. It looks like others are coming too (molars again). Have you ever heard or experienced it? this seems to have come out suddenly as I regularly check her teeth while she brushes them out.
(within 2 weeks). the gum seems to have burst (it sounds gore) but while i am getting that appointment to the dentist. I d like to be reassured somehow.
Thank you for your comments!

12 Amber February 21, 2009 at 8:55 pm

I’m 12 and I just lost a tooth, I havent lost a tooth for over a year now until today. Is that normal? it’s the tooth right beside the really sharp one in this direction –> it’s like this (sharp tooth)/\ l–l(the 1 I just lost) thanks for your help

13 nikki March 6, 2009 at 10:32 am

should i be concerned about my son, he has lost 4 teeth in the last week

14 Rebecca March 25, 2009 at 2:11 pm

I’m no expert, but from all of the dental sites I have recently been studying it looks like you have lost your First Molar. Go to these following websites. They might help you.
http://users.forthnet.gr/ath/abyss/dep1151_1.htm
http://www.pediatricdentistryofsalem.com/teeth_charts.htm
and
http://www.righthealth.com/Health/Dental%20Tooth%20Chart-s?lid=yhoo-ads-sb-9456923278

I found these three sites really helped. Good Luck!
Rebecca

15 dawn March 28, 2009 at 12:36 am

my daughter is nearly five an the beginning of this year 09 she had 2 have all her top milk teeth out wen will her adult teeth start cumin

16 Rick April 3, 2009 at 6:35 pm

Hey! I’m 15 years old, yet I have two baby teeth left. Both are the left incisor and the left molar. I also have a tooth growing from my gums above the canine tooth, which looks like a permanent tooth. Why are these two baby teeth still there? Should these still be there? And why do I have that weird tooth growing above my gums? Please Help!

17 Kelsey April 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm

For most of these questions, I would suggest that you all talk to your dentist. The post above includes just about all I know about baby teeth, so asking a dentist would be a good idea. Good luck!

18 amanda April 23, 2009 at 4:05 am

My daughter had her two front teeth knocked out. One when she was only a year old and the other several months ago. It was loose, but not ready to come out. She will be 7 at the end of May and i’m wondering about when those two front teeth should be coming in because i thought it would have happened by now.

19 Cody April 25, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Are your top molars suppose to come out?

20 Sharon July 2, 2009 at 5:38 am

HELP, I have a 25m granddaughter & her mom still gives her the bottle & it is more water then juice. She still puts juice in it. She is my daughter in law & I’ve been saying stop giving her the bottle, If I am around she doesn’t have the bottle & she does really good without. She will whinning for her bottle but I will not give in,her mom will give to her. Now her front teeth on top are gone & in the back there is brown stuff. Will this affect her adult teeth?
Please help

21 Beth July 23, 2009 at 8:06 am

Hi, my daughter is 11 yrs old since she was 6yrs old her teeth been growing crowded. I was told to wait to when a tooth was to fall out, because the adult teeth would push the other tooth, instead the tooth would grow over the gum. Due to the this the canine grew over the Lateral Incisor #8 under the gum, and know the root of tooth #8 has diminished and no one can give me an answer to this. She will loose her permanent front tooth #8 and she is not even 12yrs old.

22 Jane December 1, 2009 at 6:40 pm

My daughter is 8 yeras old and just had one of her lower preMolar pulled out because of some affection. The doctor put a space maintanor for this spot. Right after this, she found her canine next to space maintanor gets loose(not sure if it’s because of the space maintanor is too tight and pushy of it…). I want to ask since the canine will fall out soon, do we still need the space maintanor there during canine’s falling time and growing time? Will the space maintanor affect the canine’s grow…?

thanks.

23 Ben December 3, 2009 at 8:56 pm

i am sixteen and i have never lost my right incisor tooth.What do i do?

24 altaf December 24, 2009 at 7:57 am

My daughter is 6 years 10 months old, her incisor teeth are still intact. But two lower Adult incisor teeth are erupting behind the exiting incisors. Dentist is asking to extract the baby incisors.
Also on of the adult incisor is cross, I am worried about this. Please suggest.

Thanks.

25 Janene February 8, 2010 at 6:31 am

My 3 year old son has been showing me lately one of his upper front teeth is a wee-bit shakey and oh my how he loves it, :) I was wondering if this is too soon, however, when he was 4 months he already had 4 teeth, 2 upper and lower incisors.

26 Norman February 10, 2010 at 2:35 am

My 10 year old son has lost 3 incisors in an accident.Can they still grow even though the first ones fell out

27 pam lopez June 6, 2010 at 11:56 am

Do babies loose their Molar’s.

28 Krissa December 13, 2010 at 7:43 pm

My 8 yr old lost 2 tooth next to the 2 front ones on both sides. Its been nearly 3 month and no sign of new teeth coming in.. is this norm? if so how long can a lost tooth take to grow back in??

29 Kelsey December 13, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I don’t know…this sounds like a great question to ask your dentist. Good luck!

30 kora May 19, 2011 at 4:22 pm

some people lose their teeth early. if they get them in early, they will most likely lose them early

31 g-momma November 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm

after reading a bunch of these posts I just thought I would comment. its interesting to hear everyones teeth problems. my 6yr old has just lost her 2nd bottom middle yay! and my 6 month old is getting his 2nd bottom middle. kind of funny how they are getting new teeth at the same time. I will just also mention that in my 30 years I still have my both canine baby teeth. weird huh? but for some reason they just never came out and the permanants never came in. so for all those people out there stressing out… they’re just teeth. :) its really no big deal.

32 Stacy December 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I was wondering if anyone can help me. I am 19 years old and my canine tooth on the right side of my mouth is lose. and i have no insurance or a job right now to be able to get insurance is there any suggestions. i do not want to live the rest of my life missing a tooth. I have no idea why it would get lose i didnt damage it in any way, Please help!!

33 Srividhya February 1, 2012 at 11:28 pm

My kid had a gap between front teeths, her baby teeth both upper and lower 2 incisors are fallen and grown. But one of the new lower teeth is growing slightly cross. What can i do? Is there possible to make teeth straight while brushing. Please give me suggestion.

34 audrey June 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm

i have an 18 mo grandchild whose top teeth have been out for about 4mo. but only have come down about 1/3d of the way down. is this normal or what should we do?aza

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