Little Teeth Truths: When will my child’s teeth come in? Should I be concerned if my child has no teeth when they are 1-year-old?
Kids’ teeth are just like kids themselves….lots of variety! While there is a general timeframe that we anticipate the baby teeth coming in, there is much variability in the process. Typically, infants will get their lower front teeth (incisors) between six-10 months of age with the upper incisors a few months behind. However, that doesn’t mean they won’t get teeth earlier or later. Most children will get their first tooth by the time they are 1-year-old, but you shouldn’t panic if your child hasn’t sprouted a tooth by then. When your child visits their pediatric dentist at age one, they will evaluate your child individually to make sure there are not any other factors at play.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends establishing your child’s Dental Home by their first birthday to help ensure a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime!
Reza Ardalan, DMD
Dr. Reza Ardalan is the owner of Ardalan Pediatric Dentistry in Port St. Lucie, Florida. He is also a national spokesperson of the AAPD. When not busy with private practice, Dr. Ardalan is very active with organized dentistry. In addition to serving two terms as the President of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; Dr. Ardalan is the current President of the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Ardalan received a BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and followed that with a DMD degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Ardalan received his pediatric training at Nova Southeastern and Miami Children’s Hospital where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Reza Ardalan is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.