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My baby's first tooth is the lateral incisor. Is this normal?

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Dr. Matt Fulmer
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Infants can get their teeth in many different orders.
Typically the central incisors are first, but it is not abnormal for the laterals to erupt first.

In brief: Yes

Infants can get their teeth in many different orders.
Typically the central incisors are first, but it is not abnormal for the laterals to erupt first.
Dr. Matt Fulmer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in infancy & do not imply lack of specific teeth or dietary deficiencies.
Average is 1/ mo starting @ 4-6m with bottom incisors first and upper 4 later, but its all quite variable & have seen premolars come in first on rare occasion.

In brief: Yes

Dental eruption patterns are quite variable in infancy & do not imply lack of specific teeth or dietary deficiencies.
Average is 1/ mo starting @ 4-6m with bottom incisors first and upper 4 later, but its all quite variable & have seen premolars come in first on rare occasion.
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