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A 36-year-old female asked:

My baby is 8 months and still doesn't have any teeth. should i be worried?

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Dr. Joseph Kim
Dentistry 26 years experience
Plus or minus 9 mon: There are varying degrees to the "normal" eruption sequence for children. But all data suggests that although most children have the first teeth erupt by 8 months, not all do. In fact, children can vary depending on gender and family history by up to +/- 9 months and still be considered normal. But for peace of mind, have your child seen by a dentist to verify that all is well.
Dr. Pamela Asseff
Dentistry 28 years experience
No. : The average time to see the first teeth erupt is 6 to 10 months.
Dr. Steven Koos
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Slow Tooth Eruption: This falls within the average range - and even if your baby does not have teeth erupted beyond this window does not necessarily mean that they have anondotia (which is rare) or congenitally missing teeth. Some children have early eruption and others late. Significantly delayed eruption patterns can indicate other issues - best to see a pedodontist if their eruption pattern falls beyond 12 months.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Not at all: 6-9 months is an average, but I've seen newborns with 1 or more baby teeth erupted, and 15 month old infants just getting their 1st baby tooth. In any case, important that your child see Dentist, preferably a Pediatric Dental Specialist (Pedodontist), just like he/she sees a Pediatric Medical Specialist, NO LATER than 1st b'day. Amer Dent Assn considers that Standard of Care.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

My baby is 10 months old and his teeth has still not come out.

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
Dentistry 22 years experience
Baby teeth: Dont worry , sometimes teeth come out later on some children, if you want to be sure ask your dentist to take an xray to see if the teeth are under the gums. See the chart in the picture.

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