There are several factors that can cause tooth delay, and although teeth will usually appear in good time without any help on your part, knowing the “how” and “why” behind the delay can help you relax until they do.
𝗗𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼𝗼𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝗿𝘂𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘄𝗵𝘆?
There are several reasons a child’s teeth may emerge outside of the normal schedule, such as 🦷premature birth and low birth weight
🦷genetic abnormalities such as;regional odontodysplasia;and;amelogenesis imperfecta
🦷vitamin D-resistant rickets
🦷certain congenital syndromes
🦷cysts or tumors in the gums
In some cases, late tooth eruption could just be a family trait, so if your mom has a good memory or you have access to your baby books, it might be worth seeing when you or your siblings cut your first tooth to compare!
𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗯𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝗲?
If your child is at risk for developmental issues—like crooked teeth, for example—your dentist will recommend regular monitoring, in order to re-assess the situation and intervene when necessary. Some people suggest to massage your baby gums daily after 6 months. It's good for maintaining hygiene as well.
Parents!! A delay is simply an opportunity for us to enjoy their gummy smile little longer.
When did your baby get their first teeth?? Let me know in the comment #teethinginbabies #lateteething #help #letstalk