my bub is 7 months and still no sign of teeth.. should i take her to the doctors??

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Lauren - posted on 10/10/2009

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Babies teeth are actually healthier and stronger the older they are when they start to come in! So no worries!!

Jacinta - posted on 09/15/2009

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No you don't need to take her to the doctor. My neighbours daughter is almost 1 and still doesn't have teeth. All babies are different and their teeth will cut when they are ready. And agreeing with Louise, be glad that you haven't had to go through it yet. My daughters teeth still aren't through but I have had many a sleepless night from a baby who normally sleeps 10 hours through the night simply because her teeth have been giving her trouble.

Jessica - posted on 09/12/2009

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My DD didn't get her first tooth until 9 months. The ped said if there were no signs of teeth at one year then he would have her x-rayed just to verify they were up there.

Robin - posted on 09/11/2009

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No worries, a lot of babies dont get them till MUCH later, My son is 9 mo and has 6 teeth and started right around 6 mo, BUT my friends baby is a month older and JUST NOW getting his first two teeth, there is nothing to worry about there is a WIDE span of what is normal, and that goes for all other aspects of development also.

User - posted on 09/11/2009

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My son didn't get his first tooth until he was 10 months, and then he got 3 within a fortnight. Don't stress, i'm pretty sure the guidelines are if there are no teeth by a year, then get him checked out.

Jennifer - posted on 09/10/2009

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I'm a dental hygienist and according to my textbook, the first teeth to erupt are usually the lower central incisors between 6 to 10 months old. However, some perfectly normal babies still may not be teething even by 10 months old! And some babies have teeth erupt completely out of the usual sequence. Every baby is a totally unique set of blueprints!

Kim - posted on 09/10/2009

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My daughter didn't her first tooth until a week after her first birthday. So nothing to worry. My daughter's dentist says that is normal all babies are different.

Sam - posted on 09/07/2009

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No dont worry Sam. I was talking to my mother-in-law and my husband and his father didnt get teeth until they were both over 12 months and they both got healthy strong sets of teeth

Darcy - posted on 09/07/2009

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my baby girl didnt get her first two teeth until she was 9 1/2months....its fine they say the later the come in the better they are for them

Jennifer - posted on 09/07/2009

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no im pretty sure it's normal babies teeth come whenver there ready my cousin was over 1 year old before he got any teeth!!

Alana - posted on 09/07/2009

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Don't stress....My First born got her First tooth a week before her First Birthday, She is now 3+ and we are still waiting on 2 Two year old molers. I have been told it's a really good thing, as they will fall out later and hence the permanent Adult teeth should last longer, i also found she could communicate her discomfort alot more!!

Dyanne - posted on 09/06/2009

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Don't worry about it...my youngest son didn't get any teeth until he was a year old...he was not delayed any other way...walked at 9 months and talked in sentences before 2...he is now 20 and has NEVER had a cavity!!!!!

Abby - posted on 09/05/2009

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Teeth will come when they are ready no rush. Seriously be happy the longer they arnt teething cause u get that little more sleep. They will eventually come through

Danielle - posted on 09/04/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it. Give them time, they will come. And when they do, you'll miss these days of no teeth.

Ginger - posted on 09/04/2009

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no u dont need to worry I have 3 children.. my son got his first tooth at 9 months and the rest followed fairly quickly behind.. my eldest daughter got her first tooth 1 week before her 1st birthday.. she is now 2 1/2 and doesnt have all her teeth in yet she has 2 more to get.. and my baby hasnt started yet but she is only 3 months old so we will see when she gets hers.. Im hopeing for later teeth.. I wouldnt start to worry until 18 months.. if they dont have any by then I would deffinanly get them looked at..

Amanda - posted on 09/04/2009

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Theres nothing to worry about, all babies are different. They will come in soon.

Ashley - posted on 09/04/2009

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my daughter didnt get her first teeth till about 8 months. she didnt even feel them coming in, we were lucky. she got her bottom two at the same time. now shes almost 11 months and her top two are just starting to come in now. so dont worry! they will come in. they say the longer the teeth wait to come in the stronger they will be!

Amanda - posted on 09/04/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

its becaus ei have been told if they dont get teeth before a year old they will cut her gums



That isnt true, my daughter got her first tooth after her first birthday, there was never talk about cutting her gums by her doctor. Just wait it.

Qurasha - posted on 09/04/2009

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hello....my first son had his first tooth when he was five months,and by the time he was 2 they were rotten.my second son got his first tooth when he turned one and he still has a good set of milk teeth,he is seven now.sometimes it is better when it is late,

Loren - posted on 09/04/2009

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hello, my babe is 8 months and he has 5 teeth but they all came thru together at around 7 months. his cousin is 11 months and still doesnt have any so i wouldnt worry at all, all babys are different.x

User - posted on 09/04/2009

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its becaus ei have been told if they dont get teeth before a year old they will cut her gums

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my son just turned 8 months and still no teeth. its fine, they will come. Some babies don;t get teeth until after the first year. But I would take him to the dentist. It use to be common to wait til a year but now they encourage to take them at 6 months. :)

Lynlee - posted on 09/04/2009

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You should be feeling thankful instead of worried! Teething was for us the worst nightmare that lasts about 18 months. Our son didn't get his first tooth until 8 months.

Victoria - posted on 09/04/2009

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No there is nothing to worry about, they will come in their own time. I know two babies of 10 and 11 months who do not have any teeth

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No you don't need a doctor just some paitence. Her teeth will come when they are ready, just feel blessed you haven't had to go through it yet.

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