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comeoveneer - can i talk about teeth????????????

(7 Posts)
mufti Mon 06-Aug-07 10:24:52

hi there - i gather you are a dentist?
could i pick your brains re ds and his teeth , he is 13m and only got his first at 12m ,at the top, that came through gradually rather than all at once. now a second is coming next to it, again bit by bit.
i have been told by more than one person that the later they come through the better they are , dont know if this is true
what i would like know is , is that ok that they only come gradually , one tooth doesnt even cone through all at once?
also, chatting to someone yesterday, she said
its normally bottom 2 before top 2 , and this way is called "cross cutting", if this is so, should i worry about that too?! tia

JARM Mon 06-Aug-07 10:26:58

oooh good questions!

My 21mnth old has only 11 teeth, im assuming the longer without the better, but im getting concerned now.

She only had 3 teeth til 14mnths!

mufti Mon 06-Aug-07 10:34:30

crikey , i was at the dentist for me just before his first one came. i asked him to check him, he felt his gums , and said ," i dont think it'll be long", which didnt tell me much!
and of course all the dcs of a similar age that we know have theirs come already.
i am lucky hes not been overly troubled, apart from enough dribbles to float a boat. , no broken nights for example

mufti Tue 07-Aug-07 09:38:18


fakeblonde Tue 07-Aug-07 09:46:22

Hi Mufti-prob not much help but my dd1 was 23 months old before she got any teeth ! Even the health visitor was beginning to worry.She had none one day and 8 3 days later.No trouble.She is now 15 and has the most amazing set of pearly whites

mufti Tue 07-Aug-07 09:56:50

aah, that is unusual, bears out what they say about later being better tho'.

orangehead Thu 09-Aug-07 23:53:59

doesnt matter them going through gradually and my son got his top two 1st, everything sounds fine

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