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My son is 11 months old and has no teeth yet. Not a sign of teething at all! Is this normal or something I should worry about?Baby Help Line:
Late Baby Teeth Eruption – A Worry Or Not?
Most babies do get their first tooth before 11 months old, but not all. The most common age to get the first tooth is 6-10 months of age. You could probably say that it is somewhat late, but that really doesn’t mean much at all. Bring it up with your son’s health care provider at the next regular visit.
I know at least in some places, one usually get an appointment just to check that nothing is wrong with the teeth buds if the baby has not got his first tooth by his first birthday. On the other hand, the recommendation by American Academy of Pediatrics is to see a dentist if none of your baby’s teeth have erupted at the age of 18 months.
There are some known reasons for delayed tooth eruption, such as gender (boys tend to be teething a bit later than girls), heredity and some health issues and syndromes. Teething late can run in families, so if any of you parents were late teethers, the same is likely for your children. Health issues, including cerebral palsy or anemia, prematurity, low birth weight or certain congenital syndromes, such as Down syndrome, can also cause delayed teething. BUT at 11 months of age, there are still no reasons of concern at all!
In reality, the majority of the cases where babies being “late” with something, there is nothing wrong at all, they are just following their individual development path and it is we as parents that do way too much comparison with the neighbours’ kids, older siblings, or averages.
Hope this helps,
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