Gummy LOOK

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Real Advice -

Q MY SON IS 11 MONTHS OLD AND STILL DOESN’T HAVE ANY TEETH – IS THIS NOR­MAL?

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GP DR LINDA CAL­ABRESI SAYS: Yes – that’s per­fectly nor­mal. Although the av­er­age age at which a first tooth ap­pears is around six months, there is a very wide range that makes up the spec­trum of ‘nor­mal’ – from in­fancy to older than 18 months. Of­ten the tim­ing of when first teeth ap­pear is hered­i­tary, so it might be worth check­ing whether you or your son’s fa­ther was still gummy at 11 months. Nev­er­the­less, I can all but guar­an­tee your son will have his full set of 20 baby teeth by the time he is three years old.

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