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My grandson just turned one and hasn't started teething yet!  How concerned should we be?

Hi Maryann,

Usually, some teething occurs before one year old and normally starts as early as 3 months. However, all children are different and teething can be delayed for a long time in some kids. The general guideline is if teething has not started by 18 months, it would be worth being checked out by a dentist. Oddly enough, there are some case where the baby teeth are never formed. It's rare, but does happen.

Hope this helps.

Gary Backlund DMD, MSD


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Gary Backlund, DMD, MSD


I am an Endodontist ( root canal specialist ) and can answer questions about root canals and their treatment. I cannot diagnose or treat online, but can answer general questions. I have been a specialist for 25 years and am Past President of the Washington State Association of Endodontists.


25 years practicing as a specialist

American Association of Endodonists, Past President Washington State Association of Endodontists.

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