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Teething Toddler

Your Teething Toddler

By the time your child celebrates his first birthday, he’ll probably have a few teeth (the better to bite into that slice of cake with). Which teeth is a teething toddler most likely to have at this age? The lower central incisors (the two front bottom teeth) that probably came in around the seven-month mark, and their top-level counterparts, the upper central incisors, which probably followed a few weeks later. Although some tots start cutting teeth very early, others are late bloomers. A child’s dental DNA (based on Mom’s and Dad’s teething patterns) typically determines when those primary teeth pop through — so your 12-month-old can have as many as eight teeth or as few as one or two (or maybe even none!). Read more