October 1981

Teething Age in Prematurely Born Infants

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics (Drs Golden and Takieddine), Obstetrics and Gynecology (Mr Hirsch), and the Perinatal Clinical Research Center (Drs Golden and Takieddine and Mr Hirsch), Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital/Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(10):903-904. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130340015006

• A prospective study of tooth eruption was performed in 167 infants ranging from 27 to 40 weeks' gestational age at birth. Eruption of the first tooth was timed according to both chronologic and post-conceptual age. Based on chronologic age, the premature infants got their first tooth later than infants born at term. Based on conceptual age, premature infants got their first tooth at the same time as full-term infants.

(Am J Dis Child 1981;135:903-904)