J.K. asks from Saint Marys, OH on August 18, 2008
Teething - Saint Marys,OH
My son is 8 months and still has no teeth. everyone always says how advanced he is and then i say a joke about him having no teeth yet. no one can believe it and i am always hearing someone say well so and so has teeth already. now he did get a "bud" tooth in at 11 weeks but lost it. we used oralgel (only a TINY bit) to help him with the pain but i am worried now b/c they say that can delay teeth. is anyone else's kids lacking in the teeth department??
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thanks for all the advise...i didn't think that it was anything to worry about my husband was a late bloomer too. i can see the teeth in his gums so i don't think i have to worry about him not having any at all. thanks again!
C.N. answers from Cleveland on August 21, 2008
My 2 year old was 9 months before he got his first tooth and got many more teeth not long after that. And we did use orajel too.
And my mom told me that I didn't get my first tooth until I was a year old!
I wouldn't worry!
M.R. answers from Cleveland on August 19, 2008
I would not worry about it. Like everything else all children do things at different times. My oldest child cut her first tooth at 9 months. My second cut her first tooth at 12 1/2 months. They all do it at differnt times. Hope this makes you feel a little better.
S.E. answers from Cleveland on August 19, 2008
My oldest got his first tooth at 10 months. Was totally caught up by 13 months. No issues, no problems. Ate regular table food without teeth just fine. I wouldn't worry. Normal is up to 9 months for a first tooth.
J.K. answers from Fort Wayne on August 19, 2008
All three of my children had no teeth until well after they were 1. My dentist told me that since my husband and I had no cavities that their teeth would probably come in later. They had no problem with eating food with no teeth. They have great teeth now. And they have lost their baby teeth much later than most of their friends. Hope this helps!
A.A. answers from Columbus on August 19, 2008
I don't know much about teeth but I can tell you that I have a son that is 13 that did not get any teeth or even a sign of a toothe until he as at least 13 months old. He now has a beautiful set of teeth. His father was also a late "toother" and has the whitest straightest teeth I have ever seen on a person without braces and is known at work as "the one with the pretty teeth" when people come in. Also my son has never had a cavity and so I think there are a lot of good things about getting the teeth late, and frankly I wouldn't worry about people talking about others that have them - I just always said - oh his fathers didn't come in until he was almost a year and a half and that pretty much stopped the talk as he has such nice teeth. - A., The Avon Lady
T.C. answers from Cincinnati on August 19, 2008
My son just turned 11 months on Sunday and cut his first tooth last week. He just cut his second tooth today! We think he'll be cutting a top one within the next few days (it's so close!) If it does that will be 3 teeth in less than 2 weeks. So don't worry - he will get them eventually.
D.T. answers from Columbus on August 19, 2008
My daughter had the same problem as a baby. She did not get her first tooth until almost 13months. We took her to the dentist and he said the longer it took for her teeth to come in the healthier they would be. The worst case cinerio he gave us was they would have to slice her gums to let them com thru. This turned out not to be necessary. She is 18 now and has the most beautiful set of teeth. Never had a cavity or any other problems. If you are worried take him to a dentist just to be sure and ease your mind.
K.M. answers from Fort Wayne on August 19, 2008
No worries!! My daughter didn't get her first tooth until she was 11.5 months and then within 2 weeks she got all 4 front ones! She had no teeth when I sent out her birthday invites (with her pict on them) and by the time I sent her thank you notes (2 weeks later, also with her pict) she had 4! So, don't let people scare you, each child will get them when they get them. Until then, enjoy those toothless little grins because you won't get those back after they start getting teeth in. My son was older when he had teeth come in also, he was about 10.5 months with the first one and also had 4 come in within a few weeks.
Enjoy the little guy!!
L.R. answers from Mansfield on August 19, 2008
I wouldn't worry about it too much. My 2 year old got his first tooth a week after his first birthday. If you are still concerned, talk to your pediatrician.
R.S. answers from Indianapolis on August 19, 2008
I was concerned about the exact same thing. My son's teeth didn't start popping through until around 10 mos! For months prior I would blame any fussiness on his teething because I had no idea. Our pediatrician said that she has seen them as late as 16 mos. and that is considered normal. I hope this helps.
L.K. answers from Elkhart on August 19, 2008
Don't worry about those teeth, it's better if they don't get them as early. They will be stronger & healthier. All kids are different & your little guy will get teeth soon enough. My granddaughter was 10 mos. when she got her first tooth. She ia now 17 mos. and has a mouthful.