The last tooth or to be more exact the second set of molars usually appears at the age of 2 years old. But this depends upon the age at which your baby first started teething.

If your baby started early, for example at the age of 4 months old then they will get their full set of teeth just before their second birthday. Conversely, if your baby is a late developer then they may not get their second set of molars until the age of two and a half or even 3 years old.

The last set of teeth will emerge at the rear of the mouth – in both the upper and lower jaw.

Teething is a painful process for a baby but the extent of the pain varies according to the type of tooth to emerge.

The first set of teeth or incisors can be the most painful as these are the start of the entire process.

The next set of teeth or canines are less painful.

Then just when you thought things had settled down the first set of molars appears which can be as painful as the incisors. And then the second set of molars appears which are equally as painful.

If your baby started teething at the age of 6 months then he or she will get their first set of molars by the age of 1 – hence the name ‘one year molars’.

The second set of molars will appear in their second year.

You will have become accustomed to the pain, restlessness and other symptoms of teething in the first year only to experience these again in your baby’s second year. And it is a long slow wait for the remaining teeth which are 4 in total.

Some parents find that their baby has a worse time teething in their second year compared to their first year which is entirely due to the emergence of the molars. So give your baby a few extra cuddles during this difficult year.