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When do babies get teeth?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies : Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in healthy babies with no deficiencies or abnormalities. Some can have a tooth at birth, or not until 15mo. The average is 1/m starting at 4-6m. Those coming later often have multiple erupt @ the same time.
Dr. Dominick Curalli
Dentistry 20 years experience
Varies: It varies as we are all different. Typically around 6 months, but some babies are born with teeth in their mouth and others take longer. My son did not get his first tooth until 13 months and some take even longer. Take your child to a pediatric dentist for an exam if you are not sure.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 29 years experience
Babies: Generally babies start teething around 6 months of age but it could take longer.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Baby teeth: 20 of them, and usually start erupting about 6 months, finish by 3 years. But as kids don't read same Growth/Development articles as we do, there is huge variance. Standard of Care is that ALL children have1st Dental Exam At eruption of 1st baby tooth, but not later than 1st b'day. Recommend that you see a Pediatric Dental Specialist, a Pedodontist, for all the same reasons you see a Pediatrician.

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