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how late can a baby start having teeth? my baby is already 9 months old and has no teeth yet... should i be concerned or is this normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Early/average/late: Dental eruption is quite variable in infants. They can have firm erupted teeth at birth or not erupt any until 15 mo. The average is 1/mo starting at 4-6m. Those that erupt late often bring out several at a time. There is no need to be concerned about dietary deficiencies or other issues when this occurs as it is so common.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Don't worry: It is not uncommon for babies to have no teeth at 9 months or even a year.
Dr. Thomas Riney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
sometimes children's first tooth eruption is even later than a year
Apr 21, 2012

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