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Friday, July 31, 2015
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
My 2 year old is missing several baby teeth.
My daughter just turned 2 and has 6 teeth on top(4 in the front and 2 molars), but on the bottom she just has 2 front teeth and 2 molars in the back, should I be concerned? She was 13 months when she got her first tooth.
Thank you for the question. There is a wide range for when teeth erupt and the order they come in. I would recommend that she been seen by a dentist, as the current recommendation is all children are seen by age 1 or eruption of the first tooth. A dentist will also be able to monitor how teeth come in and the order.
Hope this helps!
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati