are all baby teeth really spaced out at first?? im concerned!!

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Melissa - posted on 11/09/2009

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I'm a dental assistant and its good to have space between the baby teeth because it means there's plenty of room for the adult teeth to come in, which are larger and need more space.

Tshawn - posted on 11/07/2009

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its good for them to be spread out because when they fall out their adult teeth which will be much bigger will grow in perfectly!! your baby will have a beautiful smile because of these spaces

Erin - posted on 11/07/2009

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my oldest daughters teeth have spaces nearly as big as her teeth, my middle daughters teeth have next to no spaces and the babies teeth are coming in close together.i asked the dentest and she said it is perfectly normal. my consern was that the kids with little space would not have enough space for thier adult teeth.

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Teresa - posted on 11/10/2009

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My son is the same...gaps! But it just makes him look that much cuter! But to answer your question, it's quite common. I was told that it's because 1) they don't have all their teeth just yet so there's alot of room for the teeth to come out and 2) the gaps give room for permanents to take place!

Nicole - posted on 11/10/2009

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I'm pretty sure it's quite normal. As the teeth at the back of the mouth come in, it should push them closer together. My daughter is 10mo4wks and has 4 top and 2 bottom. The top ones have gaps. As long as the teeth are taken care of and are not crooked, I wouldn't worry - besides, a gap is a great facial feature!

Melanie - posted on 11/09/2009

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i think they are perfectly fine. they all fall out anyways :-) and get new teeth!

Natasha - posted on 11/06/2009

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yes very normal. My son has the same as did all my other nieces & nephews, . They all have very normal spaced teeth now and theirs ages are 3,6 & 7.

Shannon - posted on 11/06/2009

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My 3 1/2yr old has very gappy teeth but a good friend of mine works at a dentist and she has reassured me that it is completely fine, its actually better for the child to have gaps than no gaps apparently.....

Vicki - posted on 11/05/2009

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I don't know about ALL babies' teeth, but I would assume having gaps are common. The jaw still needs to grow quite a bit, and the milk teeth are really just placeholders for the permanent teeth- those are the ones to worry about. :)

Vicki - posted on 11/05/2009

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I don't know about ALL babies' teeth, but I would assume having gaps are common. The jaw still needs to grow quite a bit, and the milk teeth are really just placeholders for the permanent teeth- those are the ones to worry about. :)

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