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3. You are seeing a 15-month-old healthy boy for his 15-month routine visit. He was not premature. The parents are concerned because he has not yet erupted any teeth, a finding you confirm on examination. Which is the most appropriate course of action?


Obtain a panoramic X-ray of the teeth to ensure that they have developed normally.
Refer to an endocrinologist for evaluation, as delayed tooth eruption has a known association with several endocrinopathies.
Wait 3 months and refer to a dentist if no teeth have erupted by the 18-month routine visit.


4. True or False? Excess fluoride intake can cause irreversible tooth discoloration.
True.
False.


5. When do the primary (baby) teeth begin to erupt? It varies from child to child.
Around 6 months of age.
Around 9 months of age.
Around 12 months of age.
Around 18 months of age.

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