2004 babies have they lost teeth yet?
Casey - posted on 02/10/2012
My stepdaughter has lost a total of 4 or 6 teeth. I think its up to 4. One was knocked out when she was climbing on something she shouldnt of been @ 3 yrs old and came in over the summer as well as her other front tooth coming in over the summer. She lost the 2 beside her front ones a few months back and they still havent come in. She was in a car wreck this fall and wasnt wearing her seat belt right so she hit her mouth on the back of the seat. That could be why. We were told by the dentist everything was ok though. I dont know though. Some kids loose teeth later. I would take him to the dentist though since his adult teeth are coming in behind his baby teeth.
Apryl - posted on 12/27/2011
When my son was 4 he began to lose teeth. The first set of teeth he lost were the lower central and lower lateral incisors. These teeth happened to be pushed out by the permanent central incisors. When he lost his upper central incisors they were not completely pushed out by his permanent incisors coming in. I say this to say, all kids are different and for the permanent teeth to be coming in before the baby teeth fall out is normal. They have probably fallen out by now.
Jenna - posted on 12/14/2011
Take him to an orthodontist. He will need to have those teeth pulled so the permanent ones can come in straight. Sometimes the roots of the teeth don't dissolve as quickly as the permanent ones come in. An orthodontist can evaluate this and send him to the dentist for the tooth or teeth to be pulled. My 7-year-old had this problem with five of his baby teeth and had to have them all pulled (not all at once, at different times throughout the last year). I'm glad the dentist referred us to an orthodontist just in time to do this because now his permanent teeth are coming in straight and we may be able to avoid expensive and lengthy orthodontic treatments when he gets older.
Marie - posted on 05/29/2011
Hiya. I lost my first teeth when I was 5, so I figured my son would do the same.... BUT he didn't lose his first til he was 7 and a bit! His adult teeth had started growing in behind his baby ones (which i do remember happening to me too), and since he was older & his baby teeth didn't even look very wiggly I asked the dental nurse about it. She said just to get him to wiggle them every chance he got - while watching tv, reading, lying in bed before sleep, etc, etc... it took a couple of weeks but he finally lost his first tooth. It was only days later that the next one came out, and his top ones even followed a few weeks after that!
Don't worry too much, but maybe get your son to start wigglying - I did make sure to tell my son NOT to wiggle any of his new ones though cos they don't grow back :o)
Oh, and his bottom ones (that were growing behind) have straightened up too, pretty much as soon as the front ones were out they started moving forward.
Cara - posted on 05/24/2011
My DD will be 7 in July and she's only lost 2 teeth and has 2 teeth loose right now with another one starting to loosen up. The adult teeth should push the baby teeth up, but a visit to the dentist probably would be wise. Hope this helps =)
Alessia - posted on 05/24/2011
my 7 year old, born in January 2004, has lost 8 teeth in the past year and half and gotten the molars you mentioned. Other children in his class have not yet lost any teeth! At our last dentist appointment, the dentist said there is no set date to when the new teeth come in but he did say, the longer the baby teeth hold out, the stronger the adult teeth will be. myth or not, he said many believe believe this to be true. if you are concerned, i would talk to your child's dentist :)
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