My 7 year old son has not lost any teeth yet, is this normal?

Jaclyn - posted on 04/13/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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He is in 1st grade and has not lost any teeth. there are children younger than him that have already lost multiple teeth. Is this normal or should I have something to be concerned about?

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Charity - posted on 05/04/2013

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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 :)

Shannon - posted on 11/28/2013

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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...

Corinn - posted on 04/03/2012

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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!

Ashley - posted on 05/13/2011

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My son is in the first grade as well and has not lost any teeth either. His dentist says it's fine and that it normal to not have any fall out till around 8 years old.

Richa - posted on 04/27/2013

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My son is about to complete 8 years.. still his none of the baby tooth fall.. I was worried a lot but after reading this post.. I'm a bit relaxed.. his dentist says.. it's OK they will fall...

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Jaya - posted on 01/29/2013

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my son aged 7 years has not lost his teeth since his birth. is it normal. pls clarify me

Michelle - posted on 04/01/2012

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it depends when he got his baby teeth. My son was the same way and he asked the dentist because everyone in his class was losing their teeth but him. The dentist said between 7-8 yrs old

Lindsay - posted on 03/31/2012

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My daughter Jen, we found out through a dentist that some of her adult teeth never developed. She is now 21 and still has some baby teeth that never fell out. I think its nornal. Lindsay

Stephanie - posted on 10/10/2011

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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

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@ 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...

Candyce - posted on 05/13/2011

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

Danielle - posted on 05/23/2010

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My son is 8 and lost 3 teeth. He was also a late teether. He didn't get his teeth in until he was almost a year old.

Erica - posted on 05/03/2010

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my dd's have lost an average number of teeth for their ages, my youngest dd's bff is in 3rd grade and just lost 4 teeth all at once, her first four.

Angie - posted on 05/03/2010

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my youngest son is 9 and has only lost 3 of his baby teeth. He teethed late also. My oldest on the other hand teethed very early and lost all his baby teeth by the age of 7. But so far so good on his adult teeth.

Dava - posted on 05/02/2010

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My son is the same. He's almost 8 and hasn't had any loose ones yet. The dentist told me its normal, so we're holding out for that first one!

Rdhtina - posted on 04/18/2010

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I am a Dental Hygienist, and I see all stages and ages! There is a range of normal and I bet the lower front teeth will feel loose pretty soon!

Jaclyn - posted on 04/16/2010

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thanks guys his adult teeth aren't coming thru so hopefully his teeth come in perfect, braces are expensive

Angie - posted on 04/14/2010

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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.

Shelley - posted on 04/13/2010

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yes its normal my boys were the same & they have lovely teeth my oldest are just perfect. I was always told the longer they keep the baby teeth the better.

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