Posted by: New mama | 2007/07/27


No teeth

My child is 13 months and doesnt have a single tooth yet. She has reached the rest of the milestones for her age but no sign of a tooth. When should I be concerned?. What is the latest age a tooth can appear?

Expert's Reply



She is definitely very late with her teething as she should have had at least her upper and lower two incisors by now. Give her until 16 months and if she still does not have any teeth then ask your paediatrician to see her. This very delayed teething is found in some families,but sometimes certain conditions need to be looked for by the doctor such as possible low thyroid or rickets.

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Posted by: Pearl | 2007/07/30

Well i am kinda of feeling better seeing that i am not the only mommy who is worried about the teething story.Well my son is 12months with no single tooth though u can see the gums are about to pop at any time but nothing comes up.I will also give him 6months as to see if something comes up,if all fails then will have to visit the Paed as the suggested.

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Posted by: Caz | 2007/07/27

well i am a little stressed myself, my child is 10.5 months and nothing yet as well. They definitely alot later than most. Wonder why.

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