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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Teething problem

02/16/2009

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Professor
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati