Baby Teeth


Baby teeth are also called primary teeth, temporary teeth or milk teeth. They include 20 teeth that are already present in the jaws at birth and generally erupt when a baby is between 6 months and 1 year. Then, they appear at various times throughout childhood. While eruption patterns vary from child to child, nevertheless, their order of appearance is according to the pattern shown in the picture.


The care of baby teeth is as important as permanent adult teeth because they not only help children in chewing and speaking they also hold space in the jaws for permanent teeth growing under the gums.