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How many teeth should my 1-year-old have?

Is it unusual for my 1-year-old baby to have three teeth on the bottom and none on top?
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Three teeth at a year is a bit less than average, but certainly not unusual -- and not something to worry about. If you're concerned, now's the time to book your baby's first dental appointment anyway. (The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that babies have their first appointment six months after their first tooth and no later than their first birthday.) Having a dentist check out your baby can reassure you that everything's coming in normally and help rule out any potential problems.

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My baby is 12 months old. He has one tooth about 3/4ths of the way out.
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