My child is one and barely has any teeth, should I be concerned?

There are so many milestones in a child’s life, including when your child gets their first tooth! But, wait, your child is 1 and still doesn’t have a tooth?! Should you be concerned?! Actually, no! The first tooth eruption for most children is between the ages of 7-11 months. However, the eruption of teeth in children is always variable. One child may get their first tooth around 5 months and another may not get their first tooth until around 13 months.

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, children should see a dental professional after their first teeth erupt. Therefore, if you have questions about the eruption of their teeth, then this is a good time to ask them. There can be very rare instances of genetic issues that cause no teeth to form or a few teeth to be missing; however, they are usually associated with larger systemic issues as well.

As a parent, there isn’t much you can do about the situation. However, be aware that if the child doesn’t have many teeth, then softer and smaller foods must continue to be provided in order for the child to eat them properly. Otherwise, continue to have patience as your child continues to develop!

Schedule your child’s first dentist appointment

As soon as your child has their first tooth appears you should schedule an appointment for them to see a dentist. This will help your child become more comfortable with the dentist and allow your dentist to make sure their teeth are coming in properly. Call us today at 717.737.4337 to schedule your child’s first dentist appointment!

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