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Do teeth appear in a certain order?

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Hulla Tue 30-Jun-09 09:46:14

I was expecting dd (22 weeks/5months) to get a bottom tooth first but her top gum feel sharp and she is visciously rubbing my knuckle against it. She does the same with her big toe.

Could a top tooth appear before her bottom ones?

clemette Tue 30-Jun-09 09:54:07

Yes. There is a "norm" but a substantial minority get their teeth in a different order.
My DS (for example) has molars but no lateral incisors...

schneebly Tue 30-Jun-09 09:55:54

my DS2 got his 'fangs' before the middle ones...just in time for halloween! man that was freaky. Very cute until he smiled then incredibly sinister grin Doesn't always follow normal pattern. His teeth are fine now.

crokky Tue 30-Jun-09 09:55:57

My DD's teeth have come in a different order to my DS's teeth!

Ceebee74 Tue 30-Jun-09 09:57:47

here is the 'normal' order...

but I don't think any of DS1's followed that pattern tbh. He definitely got his 2 top teeth way before his bottom 2 teeth so yes, it is possible.

Hulla Tue 30-Jun-09 09:58:22

Oh thats reassuring, thank you.

Lol at fangs! grin

NewYearNewBaby Tue 30-Jun-09 12:29:15

Here is another link for "normal" order: http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=243&np=292&id=2173#2 This shows the expected age for each tooth as well which is useful.

My DS (7 months) is looking like he might be getting his first tooth/teeth soon, and it is looking like he will get his top front teeth first.

NewYearNewBaby Tue 30-Jun-09 12:30:39

oops sorry will try link again: www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetails.aspx?p=243&np=292&id=2173#2

SparklyGothKat Tue 30-Jun-09 12:36:17

My Ds2 got his fangs first, then two top ones, and then two bottom ones, doesn't have his bottom fangs but is cutting his molars

Hulla Tue 30-Jun-09 12:50:55

Thanks everyone smile

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