Tooth Eruption

When the tooth fairy starts to visit.

As seen in the chart below, about 6 years of age, the lower permanent central incisors and the first permanent molars (upper and lower) begin to erupt. Therefore this is your childs' first and exciting tooth fairy visit with the exfoliation of the lower central incisors. Between the age of approximately 6-13 years, children have a mixture of permanent and deciduous teeth. This is also known as the mixed dentition stage. Throughout these years your child will systematically loose all 20 of their deciduous teeth.

By the age of 13 most children have all their 28 permanent teeth fully erupted, except for their wisdom teeth. One to four wisdom teeth, or third molars, emerge between the ages of 17 and 21, bringing the total number of permanent teeth up to 32.