11 months and no teeth!

Ashley - posted on 12/03/2008 ( 19 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 11 months old with no sign of teeth... anyone else's child take that long to get their first teeth?

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Ginger - posted on 12/04/2008

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I wouldnt worry.. my daughter got her frist tooth 1 week before her first bday.. she also got them out of order too she only had her two bottom teeth then got all four first molars before getting her front top teeth.. she is now 20 months with 13 teeth she is getting them slow but they are comming.. my son has all 20 of his teeth by 2 and got his first at 9 months.. so they are all different

Carla - posted on 12/04/2008

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My daughter is 5 and thriving. Her teeth began to come in after she was one. We went straight from formula to food. She recently lost her first tooth. I have a friend whose son was born on the same day and he had all his teeth by one year. Each child is different. Talk to your pediatrician and dentist, but always listen to your gut!

Barbara - posted on 12/03/2008

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Your post reminded me of my first born. I thought he was going to be 1 yr. old without teeth and one week before his birthday his 2 bottom front teeth began to appear. The following two weeks after his B-day the other 2 upper front teeth appeared. I agree with the other posts, the longer they stay in the healthier they will be. My son's teeth are very healthy. By the way your daughter is gorgeous God Bless her :)

Jana - posted on 12/03/2008

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My daughter got her first tooth 2 days after she turned one. Now at 15 months she has barely 5 teeth. Everyone said the longer she goes without teeth the less problems she will have with them. Who knows, but don't worry. Enjoy the gummy smiles while they last!

Karrie - posted on 12/03/2008

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All three of my kids took that long. My oldest was 13 months, middle 12 months and third was 12 months. My dentist said it was good because their teeth would be healthier.

Ying - posted on 12/03/2008

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i work at a pediatric dental office, don't worry, some kids are born with teeth, some get them at the right time or some will get them later. look in her mouth and see if there are little bumps on the bottom front gum area. if it looks bumpy then there should be teeth coming in.

Kelly - posted on 12/03/2008

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My two oldest daughters go their first teeth at 6months of age so I started freaking out when my youngset didn't get hers coming up to her first birthday and took her to the doctor. He reassured me she was fine and the day before her first birthday I got bit!

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My son didn't show signs of his first tooth cutting through until 1 week before his 1st birthday, 2 weeks later, he got his 2nd (both bottom front). When he hit 14 months, he got all 4 of his top front within 1 week. Don't worry to much...they will come! I got lucky because we skipped the teething grumpiness...but oh the drool!

Michelle - posted on 12/03/2008

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I panicked when my daughter hit her first birthday and still had no teeth. So much so that I made the pediatrition take an xray. Well, she had teeth. They just took a long time to come out. She was 15mths and so was my son. They are 4 and 7 now and have excellent teeth!!

Becky - posted on 12/03/2008

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My youngest was 11 in a half months. I told her a week before the tooth came in that if she didn't get a tooth soon there would be no b-day cake for her. LOL!!! Anyways her teeth are fine. She is right on track with them falling out.

Wanda - posted on 12/03/2008

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My nephew didn't get teeth until one year. My son on the other hand had all his two year teeth by his first birthday. Both situations can cause problems in the long run. My nephew had to have teeth pulled because they won't come (7th grade with almost all his baby teeth) and my son had horrible cavities. Because of the problems my son had, I took my daughter to a pediatric dentist at one year. You might try that to at least ease your mind that everything is ok.

Jennifer - posted on 12/03/2008

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My daughter will be a year old tomorrow and shows no sign of teeth. Her gums are swollen but that has been like that for months.

Becky - posted on 12/03/2008

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I laughed when I read your post. When my daughter was born, she had one tooth...then didn't get any until she was almost a year. I started researching if there was a condition that kids didn't get teeth...I found nothing. I did however read that kids who get teeth later tend to have healthier teeth...which so far has been true between my two kids! Your daughter will eventually get teeth!!!!

Lisa - posted on 12/03/2008

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My daughter who is 14 now, did not get her first teeth until she was almost a year old. Every child is different and I would not worry about it.

Carley - posted on 12/03/2008

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My daughter is also 11 months and is toothless! Her doctor said the longer they stay in there the better. So no worries :)

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My daughter was 1 week from 12 months. Now at age 7 she is right on track losing them :) No worries. Your little one is fine.

Leah - posted on 12/03/2008

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My daughter's teeth didn't come in until she was 14 months. I was worried because she is adopted and had a history of prenatal drug exposure. Her social worker and I checked with both a pediatric dentist and pediatrician. Even though teeth that are slow to appear seem to be an abnormal condition, it is a good thing. Teeth that have less exposure are less likely to develop cavities and other issues. Small toddlers, even once their front several teeth have come in, use mostly their gums for chewing food.

Shelley - posted on 12/03/2008

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my kids didn't take that long...but my daughter did take longer than others, she was about 10 mo. when she got her first teeth. i read somewhere that the longer the teeth are in the gums the healthier and stronger they will be! teething is no fun...don't worry! when they do finally come out they will be strong and healthy! if you are really worried talk with her doc about it. they might say the same thing...

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