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How many sets of baby teeth does every child have?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
6 doctors agree

In brief: One

20 of them that erupt between 6 months and 3 years.
And they need care. As soon as 1st baby tooth erupts, and no later than age 1, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist. Don't wait "till 2-3. And by the way, 1st orthodontic check up age 7.

In brief: One

20 of them that erupt between 6 months and 3 years.
And they need care. As soon as 1st baby tooth erupts, and no later than age 1, make an appointment with a pediatric dental specialist for all the same reasons you see a pediatric medical specialist. Don't wait "till 2-3. And by the way, 1st orthodontic check up age 7.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: One set

A child will have one set of 'baby' or primary teeth.

In brief: One set

A child will have one set of 'baby' or primary teeth.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics

In brief: One ... usually

Everyone has a set of baby (primary) teeth.
This set is replaced by adult (permanent) teeth. However, rarely, some babies are born with teeth, called natal teeth.Also rare are neonatal teeth which erupt in first 30 days of life. Whether these are primary teeth that came out early or "extra" teeth that may or may not need removal should be determined in consultation with pediatrician and dentist.

In brief: One ... usually

Everyone has a set of baby (primary) teeth.
This set is replaced by adult (permanent) teeth. However, rarely, some babies are born with teeth, called natal teeth.Also rare are neonatal teeth which erupt in first 30 days of life. Whether these are primary teeth that came out early or "extra" teeth that may or may not need removal should be determined in consultation with pediatrician and dentist.
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