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Do you lose all your baby teeth?

Yes, eventually children will lose all of their baby teeth. This is a normal part of the teething process as children grow and develop.

When do babies start teething?

Most babies will begin teething around 6 months of age. However, some babies may start as early as 3 months, while others may not get their first tooth until 12-14 months. Teething timelines can vary quite a bit from baby to baby.

What order do baby teeth come in?

Baby teeth typically come in in a certain order:

  • Bottom front teeth (central incisors) – 6-10 months
  • Top front teeth (central incisors) – 8-12 months
  • Top lateral incisors – 9-13 months
  • Bottom lateral incisors – 10-16 months
  • First molars – 13-19 months
  • Canines (cuspids) – 16-22 months
  • Second molars – 20-33 months

How many baby teeth do children have?

Children have 20 primary or baby teeth. The breakdown is:

  • 8 incisors (4 top, 4 bottom)
  • 4 canines
  • 8 molars (4 top, 4 bottom)

When do kids start losing baby teeth?

Children will begin to lose their first baby teeth around age 6. The first teeth to fall out are typically the lower central incisors. However, some children may lose teeth as early as 4 or as late as 7 or 8.

What is the order baby teeth fall out?

Baby teeth tend to come out in the same order they came in:

  • Lower central incisors
  • Upper central incisors
  • Upper lateral incisors
  • Lower lateral incisors
  • First molars
  • Canines
  • Second molars

Do all baby teeth fall out?

Yes, all baby teeth will eventually fall out as the permanent adult teeth replace them. Each baby tooth is replaced by an adult tooth.

How many adult teeth do we have?

Adults have 32 permanent teeth, including:

  • 8 incisors
  • 4 canines
  • 8 premolars
  • 12 molars

What are the last baby teeth to fall out?

The last baby teeth to fall out are typically:

  • Second molars – age 9-12
  • Canines – age 9-12

The second molars are the very last baby teeth that children will lose, around age 11 or 12.

Do kids lose all teeth by age 12?

Most children will have lost all 20 of their primary teeth by age 12-13. However, the timeline can vary a bit from child to child. Some kids complete the tooth loss process slightly earlier or later.

What if a baby tooth won’t fall out?

Sometimes a stubborn baby tooth simply doesn’t want to come out on its own. If a permanent tooth is coming in and the baby tooth hasn’t fallen out after several months, see your dentist. They may recommend extraction or other methods to get the baby tooth out.


Losing baby teeth is a normal part of the development process. All children will eventually lose their 20 primary teeth as the permanent adult teeth erupt and replace them. This process typically begins around age 6 and finishes around age 12-13. If a baby tooth is stubborn, see your dentist to avoid potential problems from delayed loss of baby teeth. With proper care, all kids will complete this transition in the course of growing up!