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Posted by: Beverley | 2011-08-15

Toddler''s teeth

My niece is now 18 months old and has not developed any teeth yet. My sister-in-law took her to the (government) hospital and the doctor there said that the child will never have teeth and that they must bring her back when she is 4 so that they can get false teeth for her. Is this true? Is there anything else that can be done for the child before then?

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Beverly

It is possible that she will not develop "milk teeth"and that she will develop permanent teeth after two years of age. I suggest that your sister-in-law consults a dentist to have x-rays taken to determine if there are "buds" present that will indicate if permanent teeth will develop.

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