My 7 year old son has not lost any teeth yet, is this normal?
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Charity - posted on 05/04/2013
I'm a Practical Dental Assistant. This can be completely 'normal'. If you are worried have the dentist take x-rays. That will give him a clear picture of exactly what is going on! Honestly though, the longer the teeth stay the better. It allows the enamel to harden longer which means his teeth will honestly be stronger, which is NOT a bad thing! I hope this helps you :)
Corinn - posted on 04/03/2012
The longer they have them the better according to our dentist. My son lost his first tooth when he was 7.5, his second didn't come out till right before his 8th birthday and then he lost 4 within 6 weeks last Christmas when he was 8.5! I was afraid he wouldn't be able to eat!
Candyce - posted on 05/13/2011
@ Megan Kraatz - the difference between the Tooth Fairy and the other imaginary whatnots is the cold, hard CASH! Stick a gold dollar under his pillow for his first tooth and I bet he won't even mention it, lol. I know a couple of kids (nearly 13 and 11) who still earnestly believe in Santa...
Shannon - posted on 11/28/2013
My son is 7 and 2 months lol, I added the 2 months because he hasn't lost any teeth either. His dentist said they wont loose their baby teeth until their 6 year molars come in. She did xrays and it showed they were all there waiting to come in. I think I am more ready for this mile stone than worried that it hasn't happened. I also heard it means they are going to be tall, does that connect with any of you? My son is big...
Stephanie - posted on 10/10/2011
My youngest did not lose his first tooth until a few months before his 8th bday. He also did not get his first tooth until he was a year old. My oldest started losing teeth when he was 5. Our dentist made a comment that my little one hadn't lost any teeth yet and he did xrays to be sure his permanent teeth were there and in place. If you're overly concerned then this is something you could do.
Candyce - posted on 05/13/2011
As long as he isn't having any dental problems, I wouldn't worry. I've heard that the longer it takes for the adult teeth to come in, the stronger they'll be. Dunno if it's an old wives' tale or not, but it's comforting nonetheless. See your dentist if you're concerned.
Tonya - posted on 05/13/2011
This is normal. I myself didn't loos any teeth until the end of 1st grade. My son didn't los his 1st until he started 1st grade. He has now lost 4 & is at the end of 1st grade. think back to when he got his 1st tooth. Did he get it around the sme time other children his age, or was it a little later. My son got his first tooth 2 or 3 months later than his sister. Don't worry, he will loose them in time.
I just worry that my son will figure out the tooth fairy secret before he loses a tooth. He's almost 8 and not even a wiggler. I know he's on the verge of figuring out Santa and Easter Bunny. I'm sure the tooth fairy ranks right up there with questionable characters.
Sherri - posted on 05/23/2010
It is usually genetics. If he got his teeth later as in infant he will lose them later as a child. Every child is different. My kids got there teeth early and lost there first teeth in kindergarten. But they have friends that didn't lose them till 3rd grade.
Angie - posted on 04/14/2010
My kids were the same. They all teethed late and then lot their teeth late. LIke Shelley, my dentist said it's a good thing to hang on to their baby teeth. As long as their adult teeth aren't erupting behind their baby teeth I wouldn't worry.
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