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Friday, February 12, 2016
Healthy Mouth, Healthy Kids
Hi, My son is 14 months old and his 1st tooth started coming through approx 3 months ago, however they are still not a quater of the way through yet. I read in a brochure in a doctors surgery that the teeth usually take 4 weeks to come through completley. Is this correct?
Thank you for the question. There is a great deal of variation not only in when teeth erupt, but also how long it takes them to fully come in.
The best recommendation I can give you is to have a dentist examine your child; all children should have a dental exam by 12 months or eruption of the first baby tooth. Hope this helps.
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati