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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: MOM | 2004/11/11

Q.

9 MONTHS AND NO SIGN OF TEETH

My son is now 9 months old and shows no sign of teething. Should I be concerned?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Teething is very variable and I would not be concerned if your child is otherwise well.

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Posted by: Cheryl | 2004/11/12

My baby's 1st tooth appeared at 9 months and the next at only 11 months. She is now almost 16 months old and only has 6 teeth. I chatted to my dentist about this and she assured me that there is nothing to worry about - like Bikini mentioned, the later the stronger. The dentist did however stress that even though the baby doesn't have teeth (or very few) it is still important to clean the gums even if you just wipe with a damp cloth or tissue every day.

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Posted by: Cat001 | 2004/11/12

My son is now almost 1 year old - but only got his first tooth just before he turned 11 months. Now they are popping out one after another!

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Posted by: Thando | 2004/11/12

Not at all sweetie, mine is now 4 and it took the whole 1yr 2 months [I was also worried] until he woke up one day with a tiny white thing on his lower gum and thereafter the teeth started pouring in to a point that he'd go to sleep at night with 3 teeth and wake up the next morning with 4 .

So relax, dear maybe it's just a guy thing.

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Posted by: binki | 2004/11/11

Ek is nie 'n expert nie, maar ek het gelees dat hoe langer dit vat voor jou kind tande kry hoe sterker is dit.So miskien is dit 'n goeie ding

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