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Why are some babies born with teeth?

05/06/2009

Question:

why are some babies born with teeth?

Answer:

It's true that newborns rarely have teeth but they are frequently very loose and often have to be removed. Babies usually begin to erupt teeth around 6 months of age but it's considered "normal" for teeth to erupt several months earlier or later than that.

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Response by:

Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University