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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. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't worry

It is not uncommon for babies to have no teeth at 9 months or even a year.

In brief: Don't worry

It is not uncommon for babies to have no teeth at 9 months or even a year.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Thomas Riney
sometimes children's first tooth eruption is even later than a year
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. James Ferguson
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