Is it OK that my 15-month-old only has one tooth?

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aisler06

Asked by aisler06 at 12:47 PM on Jan. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I have a friend who's little boy didn't get his first tooth until 15 months.
    Mom1Stepmom1

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 12:51 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • My daughter got her first tooth at 13 months. I was so excited, I honestly don't remember when she got the rest of them, but she eventually did.

    Just so you are prepared, she also didn't lose a tooth until she was almost 8. We had her last 6 baby teeth pulled at age 14 so they could put her braces on. The roots were so long the dentist said she might not have lost them on her own until in her twenties......LOL!
    Dyndudes

    Answer by Dyndudes at 12:54 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • my son didnt get his first tooth till he was about 12months and then it seemed like forever till he got the rest of them. they say the later they get there teeth the healtheir they are i dont know that its true. But my son also didnt loose his first tooth till recently and hes 7.
    Mommy2B04

    Answer by Mommy2B04 at 12:56 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • My daughter didn't get her first tooth until 12 months. She is almost 20 months and still only has 8 teeth. Don't worry, mama, the dental hygienist said it was actually more healthy for the teeth to come in later because they're not as exposed to drinking from a bottle or breast milk. The teeth come in, I know it's hard to not compare, but we all do it!!
    weezer_cookie

    Answer by weezer_cookie at 1:43 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • My daughter didnt cut her first tooth until she was 13 months old. She know has 10 teeth at 2 (just turned 2 on the 11th). 4 on top, 4 on the bottom and 2 on each side on the bottom. She has two more coming in on the bottom and 2 more on the top. My Doctor told me its perfectly normal!
    BelliesMami

    Answer by BelliesMami at 2:10 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • My first daughter didn't get any teeth until she was about 19 months old - then woke up one morning with about 5 of them!
    My 2nd daughter actually got her 1st tooth for Christmas - she was 15 months old. Both of my kids ate table food from 5 months on (1st daughter got a taste of Christmas dinner (Thanks sis!) and she wouldn't have baby food after that! LOL) So yes I think it's normal - some dentist say it's even better. Both of my daughters are teenagers (15 & 17) and have had no cavities.
    Luvmycolliesx2

    Answer by Luvmycolliesx2 at 5:13 PM on Jan. 16, 2009

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  • For an infant, the mouth is an exquisitely sensitive portal connecting the world around him to his developing mind and body. He uses his mouth to meet his mother, to sate his constant hunger, to comfort himself between feedings, and to explore objects in the widening world around him. When hard teeth begin protruding into this soft, sensitive orifice, it is a major event in the life of an infant. Many parents worry about the timing of the appearance of their children's teeth. While the average time for the appearance of the first teeth is between five and seven months of age, there is a wide normal variation of timing. The teeth might come in as early as one month of age, or they might wait until a child is almost one-and-a-half-years old. Anywhere in this range can be normal.


    texasMOMto4

    Answer by texasMOMto4 at 5:48 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • Upper Lower
    Central incisors 6-8 months 5-7 months
    Lateral incisors 8-11 months 7-10 months
    Cuspids (canines) 16-20 months 16-20 months
    First molars 10-16 months 10-16 months
    Second molars 20-30 months 20-30 months

    Shedding of Primary or Deciduous Teeth

    Upper Lower
    Central incisors 7-8 years 6-7 years
    Lateral incisors 8-9 years 7-8 years
    Cuspids (canines) 11-12 years 9-11 years
    First molars 10-11 years 10-12 years
    Second molars 10-12 years 11-13 years
    texasMOMto4

    Answer by texasMOMto4 at 5:50 AM on Jan. 17, 2009

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  • Mine is 14months old and only has 4 wouldnt worry about it.. they come when they are ready my son had all his before he turned one
    miss_nevin

    Answer by miss_nevin at 4:59 PM on Jan. 18, 2009

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