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Should I be worried if my baby has not started teething at one year?

Although newborns usually have no visible teeth, most have at least a partially developed set of primary (baby) teeth, which begin to appear generally about six months after birth. During the first few years of life, all 20 of the primary teeth will erupt through the gums. Most children have their full set of primary teeth in place by age three. Talk to your physician if you are worried that your child has not developed any teeth by age one.

Teething typically occurs around six months of age, but many children do not get their first teeth until significantly later. Delayed teething is often nothing to worry about.  THere is  some evidence that teething is determined by heredity, so if you or your partner began teething late, there is a chance that your child will too. See your dentist if you are concerned about your child’s progress.

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