Thursday, October 18, 2012
Did you know that most children with Down syndrome teethe later? Did you know that some children with Down syndrome are actually missing some of their teeth & their teeth come in a random order? Did you know that fontanelles close slower on children with Down syndrome? Why, you may ask. Well, their bones grow slower that people without Down syndrome. My son's first tooth appeared at 11 1/2 months. He cut his molars before his eye teeth. He is not missing any teeth, though. :) ALSO...tooth decay is a higher concern for people with Down syndrome because they have increased saliva in their mouths.