When Do Baby Teeth Start Coming Out?

At what age do baby teeth usually start coming out?

The average age for shedding the primary front teeth is 6-7 years for the lower ones and 7-8 years for the upper ones. However, average doesn’t mean normal.

There are wide variations among racial and ethnic groups in the timing of tooth eruption and of shedding. For example, African-American children get their teeth and lose their teeth earlier than Caucasian American children. In certain families, the children all get teeth early (or late) and lose them early (or late). If the teeth are otherwise normal, early eruption probably means nothing. If you have questions or concerns, bring them to the attention of the child’s dentist.

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