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Do teeth usually come through in a certain order?

My daughter is 17 months old and right now she has the 4 top front teeth, 3 bottom front teeth, and then she just cut 2 molars on the right, one on the top and one on the bottom. She is now starting to cut those same molars on the left side, but there is no sign of any of the other teeth coming through. Are they coming in normally? Is there a normal? Just curious. Thanks.


Asked by SandraB383 at 7:55 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • The "usual" order is:
    Front incisors (the front teeth)
    Lateral incisors (the teeth right next to the front teeth)
    First molars
    Canine teeth (the pointy ones)
    Second molars
    The bottom teeth of a set "usually" come in first.

    BUT as lluvmygirls says, every kid is different. So many kids don't follow this order that many baby books don't include it simply because parent will panic when their child doesn't do it "right". Since there is no "right" or "wrong" for getting teeth, they figure to save the panic by not including the list.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 8:19 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Theres a typical order but i don't know them. Every child is different. They just give you the typical answer so that you know what to expect. My kids didn't get their front teeth first. As long as they all grow in eventually it won't matter what order they came in.

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 8:03 PM on May. 7, 2009