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Even if you’d had experience with your younger siblings or nephews and nieces, being a new parent can be nerve-wracking. Now all you do is worry about your child and want to make sure they grow up healthy and strong. And in terms of their oral health, it’s no surprise that one of the most common questions is how long it takes for teeth to grow.

Knowing the time it will take for teeth to grow in has a more significant impact on childcare than you can imagine. It signals what your baby can and can’t eat, and when they need to see a pediatric dentist.

Baby teeth come in around 4-8 months

Your child’s teeth continue developing after birth, so it takes a while for them to erupt. However, some kids might already be born with teeth (known as natal teeth). Children with natal teeth may not necessarily be medically unfit, but it might be best to consult your pediatric dentist.

Usually, it takes around 4-8 months for teeth to grow in this stage, depending on the child. By the age of 2, your child should have their full set of primary teeth ready for shedding.

Permanent teeth eruption usually starts at age 6

Some years after your champ gets their full set of baby teeth, you’d think they would begin to shedding right away. But this is not the case. Permanent teeth eruption usually occurs at the same rate as your mouth development.

Your child’s baby teeth are usually sufficient until they are 6 years old. At that age, then, their bodies start to undergo major physical changes as they are closer to hit puberty. It is also at that age that they start to shed their baby teeth as permanent teeth eruption begins to occur. And this shedding and emergence cycle continues until your child is around 13-14 years of age.