My baby is 13 months old & still has NO teeth!! Should I be worried? Is there anything I need to do different to help things along?
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I have been in the dental field for 14 years. Theres no need to worry. It is better the longer it takes, due to the decay issue. Its a good time to start getting your child to use a toothbrush now. It helps with them getting used to it. Most dentists prefer to wait to see a child until they are two or three, unless you start seeing brown spots or other issues. Hope this helps a little.
Beck - posted on 01/13/2009
my 16month old daughter has only just got her 2 bottom teeth in the last 2 weeks...
and she has 8 coming through on the top now now too LOL
I was always really worried she was never going to have teeth but they are finally coming now :)
So nothing to worry about they will come in their own time
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No Angela. My son did not get his 1st tooth till 14months. I went to the Doctor and asked why he had no teeth yet, and he told me every baby is born with teeth, they just come through when they are ready thats all. Dont worry!! I had no problems with teething either cause they all came together lol! And he has great teeth now and hes 23.
There probably is no need to worry as kids get their teeth at different times. My 10-month-old has had her bottom teeth for 4 months now and we're still waiting for the top ones. But you should make an appointment with a kid-friendly dentist just to make sure everything's lined up right under the surface. This is like everything else, milestones have their "average" ages and if your child doesn't fall into that category then just have a check-up. Like I said though, everything's is most likely fine.
Sarah - posted on 01/22/2009
My daughter didn't have any teeth till 14 months and then the rest didn't come through till she was over 2. The later they are the stronger they are, also where the child has such strong gums from eatting without teeth, they will take slightly longer to break through- so don't worry!
Carole - posted on 01/13/2009
I would not worry, my daughter did not have any teeth at her first birthday. when they finally came in it was one after the other...funny enough she started losing her teeth before my son who is 18 mths older and he got his first teeth at 4 months. she has great teeth now at 21
Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009
I had the same concerns! My son was a preemie and he didn't get his first tooth until he was about 14 or 15 months old. He is 6 now and has lost 4 teeth!!! I did take my son to the dentist at 13 months and he has been going every 6 months since! Try not to worry, I'm sure they will be sprouting up soon!
Gale - posted on 01/13/2009
They wont take Xrays this young, my son was about 15mths and only had 4 teeth, I called my dentist and they said the longer it takes for them to come in the better. If he didnt have anymore by the time he turned 2 they would then take xrays, he got 4 in at once. You can always give her a teething ring to chew on to help the gums break to get the teeth to come thru.
Kathy - posted on 01/13/2009
My son also got his teeth late. My husband got his teeth late has great teeth. My son is 9 and has only ever had 1 cavity. The later they get their baby teeth the less chance they have to rot them, and the later they get their permanent teeth, but it doesn't hurt to ask the pediatrician at your next visit.
Jennifer - posted on 01/13/2009
My pediatrician told me the longer it took for my kids to get teeth the better the teeth would be. Both of my kids got them starting around 6 months. My sons are bad my daughters so so. I wouldnt worry too much, they sprout when they are ready.
Nicole - posted on 01/13/2009
My son got his first tooth at 14 months. There is no need to be worried, they say they all get their teeth at different times. I took him to see a dentist at 17 months because I was concerned because he only had 3 teeth he said it was fine now at 2 he has them all and they are beautiful. I had the same concerns you did!
Carolyn - posted on 01/13/2009
I would make an appointment with your family dentist. He can take x-rays and make sure everything is as it should be. When my first son was 4 and got a loose tooth, the dentist x-rayed him to make sure that it wasn't broken or anything. He could see the teeth up in the gums and said that everything was fine, he was just ahed of the game. Maybe she's just a bit behind the game?
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