Has your child turned one with no sign of teeth? Are you worried that there may be something seriously wrong because your son hasn’t had his come through yet? While being worried is a parent’s job, some type of worries that include late teething are totally unnecessary. Listed below are some reasons why your baby may be getting his late and the impact late teething has on your child.
Baby teething age is genetic
The truth about why your baby is getting his teeth late is because of his genetic characteristics. Either one or both of his parents may have been late teething infants. Which means that this is in his genes. Some children get their’s early, while some get theirs late. There is nothing more to it.
Late teething does not mean lack of calcium
Additionally when you check with your dentist once your child has crossed 12 months, he will tell you that the teeth are there in his gums, just waiting to get out when the time is right. So the truth is that, when the time is right, the tooth will definitely pop up. And late teething has nothing to do with deficiency in calcium or because of a poor diet.
Does late teething make a difference?
Just because your child gets his coming through late does not mean that he will have more teething problems or feel more irritable when compared to other children who get their earlier. However, even if your child gets his teeth late, by the time he is two and a half, he would have all twenty of his primary teeth just like early teething children. So the truth is that while late teething does worry some parents, it does not have any impact on a child.
What should I do to promote faster teething?
The answer to this is “nothing.” Remember that a child’s teeth will come out whenever it is ready to do so. No prodding is necessary to get his teeth out earlier, in fact it is advisable not to do anything drastic such as cutting gums as it does not assist the teeth appearing in any way. On the other hand, these measures may actually cause infection, discomfort and an extremely irritable child.
The truth about late teething is that it is normal. Just like some children walk earlier than others, some children get their teeth later than others. Although late teething is normal, if you child has not gotten any teeth by the time he is 14 months old, it is best to consult your pediatrician, who will be able to assure you that everything is alright.