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My baby's side teeth are coming in before the front teeth. Is that healthy and normal?
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possibly
Normally, the anterior teeth erupt before posterior teeth.
You may want to consult a pedodontist (children dentist) to make sure there is not a problem

In brief: Possibly
Normally, the anterior teeth erupt before posterior teeth.
You may want to consult a pedodontist (children dentist) to make sure there is not a problem
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Good answer!
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Get it checked out!
It is difficult to determine what is normal in this situation without knowing your family history and without doing a clinical exam. Many dental experts believe a child should have their first dental visit at age 1 and it sounds like your situation would benefit from an early exam! your child's eruption pattern maybe different or possibly some teeth are congenitally missing.
Let a dentist help you!

In brief: Get it checked out!
It is difficult to determine what is normal in this situation without knowing your family history and without doing a clinical exam. Many dental experts believe a child should have their first dental visit at age 1 and it sounds like your situation would benefit from an early exam! your child's eruption pattern maybe different or possibly some teeth are congenitally missing.
Let a dentist help you!
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Dr. Victor Zeines
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Not an issue enjoy your child.

In brief: Yes
Not an issue enjoy your child.
Dr. Victor Zeines
Dr. Victor Zeines
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Any anomaly in size, shape, position, or eruption pattern should be evaluated to see if treatment or supervised observation is this prudent choice.
Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
It is not uncommon.
Sometimes the side teeth come in first. No treatment or dental visit is required.

In brief: Yes
It is not uncommon.
Sometimes the side teeth come in first. No treatment or dental visit is required.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
The order of tooth eruption can vary greatly from baby to baby.
Although most babies cut the front top or bottom teeth first, it is perfectly normal to have a different tooth be the first to erupt. The order in which the teeth erupt is not indicative of any illness or problem, as long as they all eventually appear.

In brief: Yes
The order of tooth eruption can vary greatly from baby to baby.
Although most babies cut the front top or bottom teeth first, it is perfectly normal to have a different tooth be the first to erupt. The order in which the teeth erupt is not indicative of any illness or problem, as long as they all eventually appear.
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
Dr. Ruben Rucoba
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