Baby Teeth Order in Amherst, NH
My Child May Not Have All of His Teeth; What Should I Do?
Normal eruption times for children’s teeth
Your child is about six months old, and you are worried because none of his teeth have erupted yet. You see other children about the same age, and they all have at least one tooth beginning to show. You wonder if there is something wrong.
Not to worry; most likely there is nothing wrong. Tooth eruption stages for kids are different, just like growth and development of children in general. Tooth eruption can be delayed; just as children can be a bit delayed in their growth.
The best thing you can do is bring your child into the Children’s Dental Center of New Hampshire, in Amherst, New Hampshire, for a visit. Your child should have their first dental visit by the time they reach one-year-old.
According to the American Dental Association, there are average eruption times for children’s teeth. These are listed below:
Central Incisor 8-12 months
Lateral Incisor 9-13 months
Canine 16-22 months
First Molar 13-19 months
Second Molar 25-33 months
Central Incisor 6-10 months
Lateral Incisor 10-16 months
Canine 17-23 months
First Molar 14-18 months
Second Molar 23-31 months
Just keep in mind that the eruption list is a guide and that children can differ from the sequence listed. Typically though teeth will erupt in sequence, with a lower tooth erupting first, followed by the corresponding upper tooth.
Sometimes delayed tooth eruption can be due to genetic factors or can occur from a medical cause such as:
Low birth weight
Pituitary or thyroid problems
A child’s gender may also be a factor. Research has shown that girls lose their baby teeth and get permanent teeth faster than boys.
Tooth development and eruption is a complex issue and it’s best to seek the help of an expert. The pediatric dentists of Children’s Dental Center of New Hampshire, in Amherst, New Hampshire, are your experts in the neighborhood. Give them a call, and stop in for a consultation, after all, your child deserves the very best. Call today!
For more information on Baby Teeth Order in the Amherst, NH area call Children's Dental Center of New Hampshire at (603) 673-1000 today!