teeth- not very many

Shannon - posted on 05/17/2010 ( 51 moms have responded )

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Khloe was born feb.25 and has four teeth on the top and only two on the bottom. Im getting a little scared that is all she is gonna have. Shouldnt she have a mouth full by now? I also have a three year old and he had almost all his teeth by now. and the ones she has are pretty jacked up for lack of better words. She doesnt get a bottle and never really cared for the nuk so im not sure what happened with them being so crooked. How many teeth does your child have?

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Stacy - posted on 06/07/2010

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My son is 15 months old and he doesn't have ANY teeth yet!! A few months ago, he had 2 little teeth that were close to coming through on the bottom, but they pushed back down or something...not sure exactly where they went. I've talked to his doctor and she says it can be normal for him to not have any and that they'll come through when they're ready...and all at once!! :)

Kylie - posted on 05/30/2010

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My daughter was born 23rd Feb 2009 and she cut her first tooth 27th October and after that they just kept popping through, she is now 15 months old and has 4 top front 4 bottom front and both molars top and bottom both sides, and is now getting her fangs, My eldest son he is 7 this year and he hasnt even lost his first most his friends at school have lost 1 or 2 or more and im more worried he hasnt lost any...

Kristine - posted on 05/30/2010

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My son is 15 months old (2/20/09) and still doesn't have any teeth. My other kids were about a year and my family history is that they come in late. I'm not worried because I can see them in there. The longer the stay in the longer they'll be healthy!

Samantha - posted on 05/29/2010

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My son was born on the same day and my son has the same amount of teeth and there is a gap in his teeth and he 2 is already off the bottle so U R not alone but he is drooling like crazy so he should B cutting some more soon. It just takes time.

Darci - posted on 05/29/2010

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I have been told by different doctors that crooked teeth has nothing to do with bottles or passifires, Its all genetics. My son has always had a passy and his teeth are fine, genetics me nor my husband had really bad teeth. Every kid gets teeth at different rates, I wouldnt be worried. Im pretty sure my friend first kid had a few teeth by one and her second is one this week and doesnt have any yet. My nephew had 6 teeth on his first birthday and my son had 4 on his first birthday. My son is now 15 months and has 8 teeth and 4 more are coming in right now. I think the average for which teeth come in first too are like the middle bottom two then the top then the teeth on each side of the bottom and top two then the ones next to that. But some kids come in like polka dots just random places. Right now my son had the front top 4 and the front bottom 4 then the teeth that should come in next to those bottom and top 4 have skiped and the teeth on the sides of where those would be are actually coming in instead so he will have his top and bottom 4 then a space on each side then teeth. Funny. I dont know if that made sence. But I guess my point is just that everyone is so different and no matter when they come in or which ones come in first I think eventually they all get their teeth for the most part and I would really worry about it until your baby is almost 2 with barely any teeth. My nephew is 2 and still has 2 or 3 more teeth that need to come in and he started teething early too at 3 months and got his first tooth at 4 months. So that says something he is 2 and still needs about 2 or 3 more I think. So I really wouldnt worry.

Claire - posted on 05/29/2010

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we are the other side of the spectrum!! at 13 months he had 16! his last 4 i think are on the way through :0O
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Lisa - posted on 05/29/2010

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My son is the same age with the same amount of teeth, Dr. said not to worry at his last check-up. He is starting to get his 1 year molars and sometimes the other teeth will wait until those come in.

Heather - posted on 05/28/2010

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My daughter has 12, four front top, four front bottom, and 4th back on both sides, top and bottom. phew that was a mouth full. :) they will come. im sure she is just as beautiful now as she woudl be with them

LaToya - posted on 05/28/2010

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well my little one didnt get her first tooth till she was 9 months old. She is 15 months old now and she only has 2 at the bottom 2 at the top and she has another coming in. I wouldnt worry these arnt her perment teeth

Mustika - posted on 05/28/2010

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My 15mo only has 6 teeth as well. Don't worry too much. My mum said i didn't get my full teeth until I was 2.5yo. So I figure my LO gets it from me. Her dentist said that it's actually better for them anyway. Their teeth will last longer than other kids who have full teeth earlier in age. Because by the time our kids have all their teeth, they already have good oral hygiene and can brush their teeth.

Heidi - posted on 05/28/2010

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My son has the same teeth, four on top and two on bottom. The only thing I've heard about teeth coming in later is that it's good. It means their teeth will generally be healthier later on. That's what a dentist told a friend of mine. My nephew has 4 on top and 4 on bottom and he's 3 months younger than my son.

Kim - posted on 05/28/2010

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Jacob was born feb 19th, he got his first 2 teeth at 13 months, still only got 2 teeth! all his young baby friends have mouth fulls of teeth and theres my gummy little man!

Alisia - posted on 05/28/2010

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I definitely have/had the same concern. My dd was born Feb 10 and has 2 bottoms and 1 top. I understand that this totally unique to every child, but at 15 months I hoped she would have more teeth. The good thing is that she is learning how to chew food a lot more easily. Until recently, she still gagged on some solid food so I was forced to continue to give her stage 3 foods. I say, let it be. The teeth will grow eventually. And of course they say that the later they come, the stronger they will be.

Jennifer - posted on 05/28/2010

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My little girl was born 2/27/10 and is now 15 months old with still only 2 little teeth on the bottom and that's it. None are poking through or seem to be coming anytime soon. The doctor is not worried a/b right now so neither am I. My eleven year old was the same way and she's got great teeth.

Rebecca - posted on 05/28/2010

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My child was born on feb 2nd of 09 she has 6 now. She just recently had the last 2 of the 6 grow in. I would not worry about it at all. Some children just happen to take longer than others but your baby will definitely catch up.

Olga - posted on 05/28/2010

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Okay, if your are scared I sould be shokced then, LOL.....MY baby Alycia (02.04.2009) started to grow only two first teeth in 15 months old!!!! And they both are molars!!!!! How is that? I do not worry much! I did though before...... But it does not change anything. Just be patient and remember, no one child was toothless ever!!!!! They will come!

Jessica - posted on 05/27/2010

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Every kid is different. Dont compare your child to any other child it will just freak yourself out. Kids grow in different ways. My daughter has 9 and a couple more are coming in. I use to worry about the same thing and its like it happend over night=)

Karmi - posted on 05/27/2010

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My son was born February 24th and he has I think 14-16 teeth. To be honest with you I didn't even know, after the first four, that any of them came in. All of a sudden more and more would pop in and I didn't even know until he would cry and I would see the teeth. But every child is different. My friends daughter who is a month younger then my son only has 4 teeth also. Some children get them fast, some get them slow. But if you are really worried talk to a dentist and ask them about it. I have known one child that didn't get her molars at all until she was 5 or 6, it was odd, but things like that happen. I wouldn't be too worried, I'm sure they will pop out really soon!

Megan - posted on 05/27/2010

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As a former dental assistant and mom to a 15 month old with only four teeth on top and two on the bottom. They may not look great now, because they aren't all in, but she'll be fine. Actually, there are many pros to them being "late-bloomers" in the teething area: they should stay healthier than some kids who got all their teeth by now. Hope all goes well!

Alisha - posted on 05/27/2010

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my daughter was nearly 18months old before she got her FIRST two teeth!. she 4 now and has perfectly straight teeth (lets hope they stay that way) my son was born feb 26th and he got his first 2 bottom teeth at 9 months...he still doesnt have any more than that. each child is different, i dont think that there is anything to worry about. my daughters teeth all came in just fine at about 2yrs and im not worried about my sons. just be patient:)

Agnieszka - posted on 05/26/2010

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I wouldn't worry about it, my daughter was born feb 25 as well and has 8 at the moment, but I know some kids who are older than her and have less and some who are younger that have more! It really isn't anything to worry about, I'm sure the teeth are there somewhere and they will come out when they;re ready, make sure she eats plenty of things she needs to chew on, this helps to soften the gums.

Angela - posted on 05/26/2010

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I am a Dental Professional and I wouldn't worry! However, it IS advised for baby's first dentist visit to be BY age one or when they get their first tooth. The old rule was by 3 years old, but by then a pattern is in place and if they have cavities it is very difficult to get under control. There's LOTS of information that can be shared early on to help babies grow up cavity free! Its amazing that with all the new research and knowledge that Childhood Caries is STILL the number one chronic illness in children! There are many very good general dentists that provide great care to kids, but if your dentist is not comfortable providing care to your toddler, please consider seeing a Pediatric Specialist!

Jennifer - posted on 05/26/2010

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My daughter was born on February 3, 2009 and she has 4 teeth on top and 2 on the bottom also! I was starting to get a little concerned but after talking to other moms, I'm not as worried. They will come in, eventually! :oD

Joyce - posted on 05/26/2010

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Seems like everyone else answered you...my son got his 1st at 9 months...he has 4 on top, not all the way out and 2 on the bottom. A few weeks ago he was a nightmare child and drooling everywhere...I couldn't find any coming through until one night we were playing and he was upside down and backwards on my legs...2 molars were poking through before anymore on the bottom and before his eye teeth...

Natalie - posted on 05/26/2010

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Hi Shannon,
My little girl Acacia is also born on the 25th of Feb and is 15mths too. She also has 4 teeth on top & 2 on the bottom. I was a bit worried too, but my Doc told me not to worry as they all get them at different ages and that their first teeth dont reflect their second adult teeth.

Julie-Anne - posted on 05/26/2010

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My little boy is 15 months, born 16th feb 09 and has only 4 teeth, two on top and two on bottom, think we have a coupl wanting to come through, but they are taking their sweet time! Don't worry they will come through!!

Danni - posted on 05/26/2010

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dont be worried some kids like my step son didnt have any teeth until he was 12months old! you should be happy the longer it takes for them to get their teeth the better their adult teeth will last. if you are worried a dentist will put you at ease my little one has most of hers at a very young age and broken 2 already whilst learning to walk and a nightmare to clean them

Seta - posted on 05/26/2010

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My daughter was born 9 Feb 2009. She got her first tooth at 10 months, and now has only 6. I don't think there's reason to worry though. Each child develops at his/her own pace.

Catriona - posted on 05/25/2010

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Hi my son Owen was born on the 24th feb he only has 4 teeth. I wouldn't worry about it my mum told me I got my first tooth at 13 months then the rest of them came after that. Dentists say the older they are when they get their teeth the better because their teeth will be stronger.

Jenny - posted on 05/24/2010

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Don't freak! My friend's daughter didn't get her first tooth until almost 15 months old! She's ten now and her teeth are super healthy. My sister in law works in a dentists office and confirmed something I had heard before ... the later the teeth come in the stronger they can be.
My daughter was born Feb.1 and currently has four on bottom, three on top and her 1st molars are coming in.
The teeth will come when they are ready, nothing you can do about it.

Nicole - posted on 05/24/2010

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My son didn't cut his first tooth til he was 10 1/2 months old! He turned 1 with 4 teeth in his mouth and that was it up until now. He has another front tooth and 4 molars all coming in at the same time! I thought it was odd that he didn't have any teeth for a while, but I guess they just weren't ready to come out.

Laurian - posted on 05/24/2010

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My daughter was born prematurely at 29 wks on 23.2.09 she has no teeth yet except for two little 'buds' on the bottom which have been there for months, it finally looks like they are coming through. I talked to her development paediatrician and she said not to worry at all as teeth are not an indication of good development. It just happens when their bodies are ready. So don't worry at all they will come!! Good luck!

Chrissy - posted on 05/24/2010

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aimee was born 1/2/09 n the same amount as ur wee one n shes nearly 16mnths, shes been teething for ages but nothings came up, the other day i noticed too lumps in her bottom gum so hopefully shel get them thro, every childs different and shel prob get them all at once lol

Lauren - posted on 05/24/2010

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Teeth are one of those things that just take more time on different babies lol Kalen didn't get any teeth till about 9-10 months but now has 9! The longer their in the better they are! Enamel is better and less likely to have cavities.

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That's how many Christiano has (he was born Feb 23, 09). 4 on the top, 2 on the bottom. He's just now starting to break through one more on the bottom.

When I took my other 3 to the dentist, I asked him about Christian's. He said if he didn't have any he would be concerned but that some kids are just slow breaking through the rest and he'd check him at 18 months again.

With them being crooked, Christian's aren't, but my other 3s were. My ped said that was normal when they first come in but that when the other teeth started coming in they would push the other ones to where they needed to be and that's exactly what happened. :)

Margaret - posted on 05/24/2010

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oh sweetheart.. just wait for it.. they will all come in.. my son was born on the exact day as your lil girl.. he had 7 teeth until this past couple of weeks, now he has 12.. i swear they all came in together..

Erin - posted on 05/23/2010

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Tatiana only had her bottom 2 for about 4 months, with absolutely no more even looking like they'd be coming in. Then in March, ALL of her teeth except her canines and one front bottom tooth came in at the same time! Now we're just waiting on her canines. So I wouldn't worry about the rate her teeth are coming in at, cuz everyone is different.

Stevie - posted on 05/23/2010

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My little guy was born Feb. 12th and has had his two bottom teeth since around Christmas and still does not have any other teeth. I was a little worried too but it's just like any other milestone and it all happens in good time:) I will probably mention something at his 15 month check up in a week and see what the Dr. says.

Amy - posted on 05/23/2010

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Our little one was born in Feb as well. She only has two teeth so far and they aren't even all the way thru. I was worried because she didn't get any till she was 13 months. I still sometimes worry b/c it seems as though nothing else is going to poke out anytime soon. We see the dr next week so we are going to bring up to them then. The said before if she didn't have any by 15 months they would send her to a dentist to do x-rays but since the two popped up I don't think they will send her. I will let you know what they have to say.

Stephanie - posted on 05/23/2010

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My lil' one was born on 2-14. She has ten teeth now with two more coming in. Hers were pretty messed up when they came in. We nicknamed her snags b/c it looked like she had a snaggle tooth. lol. They look better now that she has more. Hers started coming in around 9 months. My oldest two didn't get teeth until right before if not after their first birthday. Have no worries just think less teeth to bite you with :)

Nora - posted on 05/21/2010

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My daughter has six teeth now at almost 15 months. She got her first tooth at about 91/2 months and the others have appeared slowly. I wouldn't worry so much they will come through eventually. Her bottom teeth appeared a bit crooked at first as well but they seem fine so nothing to worry about. I have heard of other babies getting their first tooth at 12 months and I have also heard of one case where the baby was born with one tooth. Crazy I know but I guess everyone is different. Hope this helps : )

Jodie - posted on 05/20/2010

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Xavier was born on Feb 19. He has mouth full of teeth he has about 16. You should be worried as they come when they want to. Xavier got his first 2 tooth around 3 months though it seems when he get them he gets a few at a time like i said dont worry too much they will come when they are ready every kid is different

Miranda - posted on 05/19/2010

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my 15 month old only has 4 teeth, i was worried so asked dentist she said not 2 worry the longer they take the healthier they will b so try not 2 worry 2 much all babys r different (hope this helps)

Fabiola - posted on 05/19/2010

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i have heard its better to get your teeth later on than earlier because they will be stronger. so if that is true its better that they come in later. my daughter has 4 on top and 4 on bottom and 2 molars. i think its okay to get them later on

Deanna - posted on 05/18/2010

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Rebecca was born feb 19/09...got her first tooth in december and the second one the next day. and that is it! Stuck with the two bottom front teeth...I keep thinking she's teething but nothing is showing up!

Stephy - posted on 05/18/2010

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hia my son tommy born 28/2/09 seemed to be teethin at 4months but didnt get1 fru till 6months he now has 4top front, 4bottom front an 2top bak teeth, i was worried as my friends daughter is only a month older n has a full set,i spoke to my cousin who has a son 3wks younger than tommy and he only has 4teeth so just goes to prove u cant put an age to wen really xx

Lisa - posted on 05/17/2010

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my daughter was born on Feb 18th, and she didn't get her 1st tooth until the day before her 1st birthday. Now she has 2 on the top and 2 just pokin gthrough on the bottom, and just today I found a little bump froma molar coming in. So she just barely has 5 teeth.

Mary - posted on 05/17/2010

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My daughter was born on 2/1/09. She got her first tooth at ten months. Now she has 2 on top, 2 on the bottom and 2 more coming out now. Three other kids close to her all had a mouth full before her. Every kid is different. I would't worry about it.

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