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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Children)
Some Teeth are Missing
My daughter is 9 months old. She had her 2 lower incisor teeth when she was 7 months old. Now, it seems 2 more teeth on top are coming out, but only the right incisor and lateral incisor (one of each). Is this normal?
There is a range of both normal eruption times and patterns. Slight variations of pattern such as the one you've described are totally normal. The best solution is to have a dentist examine your child's teeth - and the current American Academy of Pediatrics/Pediatric Dentistry recommendation is that all children are examined by the age of 12 months OR eruption of the first tooth.
Hope this helps.
Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati