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Why aren't my 8m baby's teeth appearing yet?
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Family pattern?
Teeth show up between 4 and 12 months typically.
Ask family members when they got teeth to get an idea of when your baby will get them. No worries, they will come in on their own time!

In brief: Family pattern?
Teeth show up between 4 and 12 months typically.
Ask family members when they got teeth to get an idea of when your baby will get them. No worries, they will come in on their own time!
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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3 doctors agree
In brief: Variable
Infants may cut their first teeth anywhere from 4 months to 12 months, the average being 6 months.
It is not unusual to have infants that have not cut their first tooth at 8 months. Sometimes it is useful to find out when other members of the family have had their first tooth. Teeth are formed by the time a baby is born, awaiting to erupt. Try to determine if your baby has any teething signs!

In brief: Variable
Infants may cut their first teeth anywhere from 4 months to 12 months, the average being 6 months.
It is not unusual to have infants that have not cut their first tooth at 8 months. Sometimes it is useful to find out when other members of the family have had their first tooth. Teeth are formed by the time a baby is born, awaiting to erupt. Try to determine if your baby has any teething signs!
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: Late side of normal
Most children get their first bay teeth sometime between 3-8 months old.
Some can be earlier, some can be later. It is all normal. If they are healthy in every other way then i would not worry about it. Children who get their baby teeth late will usually get their permanent teeth late as well. If really concerned have visit to pediatric dentist. They may be able to feel the teeth under the gums.

In brief: Late side of normal
Most children get their first bay teeth sometime between 3-8 months old.
Some can be earlier, some can be later. It is all normal. If they are healthy in every other way then i would not worry about it. Children who get their baby teeth late will usually get their permanent teeth late as well. If really concerned have visit to pediatric dentist. They may be able to feel the teeth under the gums.
Dr. Howard Schneider
Dr. Howard Schneider
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Dr. Homeira Izadi
It is normal to have the first tooth from 5-15 months of age, you should not be worried:))
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
2 doctors agree
In brief: There is
There is an age range for eruption of teeth.
8 months is within this range. As long as your child has no other health issues, i would not worry.

In brief: There is
There is an age range for eruption of teeth.
8 months is within this range. As long as your child has no other health issues, i would not worry.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: So very normal
I've seen the first baby tooth erupt as early as 4mo and as late as 18 mo.
8mo is well within normal limits. Check family history to see if anyone was a late teether. No matter whether teeth have erupted or not, take your child to a pediatric dental specialist at 1st birthday for all the same reasons you see a pediatric physician.

In brief: So very normal
I've seen the first baby tooth erupt as early as 4mo and as late as 18 mo.
8mo is well within normal limits. Check family history to see if anyone was a late teether. No matter whether teeth have erupted or not, take your child to a pediatric dental specialist at 1st birthday for all the same reasons you see a pediatric physician.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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