Losing Teeth

Kristi - posted on 03/30/2010 ( 29 moms have responded )

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My son will be 7 in August. He hasn't lost any teeth. What is the normal age that they start losing teeth?

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Jenny - posted on 04/11/2010

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As a mum and a dentist I can definately say all children are different! If they got the baby ones late then the adult ones will be late as well. It's also hereditary, so ask your parents and the dad's parents when you both got your teeth. We don't really get concerned until about 8 yrs old. 5-7 is normal.

Caroline - posted on 04/10/2010

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my son is 10 and has only lost 8 teeth i was worried so i took him to the dentist and he wasn't worried at all he said the longer they have their baby teeth the better

Angelique - posted on 04/10/2010

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You have nothing to worry about. Every child grows, develops, & goes through things at different stages in heir life. My son was almost 7 before he lost his first tooth. And I was 9 years old when I lost my first one. It was the summer before I went to third grade. I am a "late bloomer", I guess. I am now almost 30 years old and I still have a "baby tooth" that I haven't lost yet! So, rest assured, he is doing just fine. :-)

Jenna - posted on 04/09/2010

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My oldest child didn't loose her fist tooth until she was 7. She was the only child in her second grade class to have all her baby teeth. We thought it particularly strange because she got her first two teeth at 4 months so when she finally lost it, it was really tiny. We also found it interesting that it took a really long time for her new adult tooth to grow in. All my children have lost their first teeth at different rates. I wouldn't worry about your son. It will happen in good time.

Robin - posted on 04/09/2010

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It depends on the child, when they got their first tooth and genetics. My daughter will be 5 next month and lost her first two about two months ago. She had her first teeth at 4 months and 8 teeth by the time she was 8 months. So, it's not surprising that she's losing them really early. Take your kiddo to the dentist for xrays and he/she will be able to tell you when your child will start losing teeth.

Shelia - posted on 04/09/2010

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dont worry my daughter will be 7 in december and she hasnt lost any yet either

April - posted on 04/09/2010

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my son dominique is 7 and he has been to the dentist to many times and his first time was when he was 5 turning 6 and he had to get 8 caps on his baby teeth to save them longer 4 caps on the bottom and 4 caps at the top he has 2 spacers because the dentist took 2 of the capped teeth out put spacers in for the other teeth to come through straight and he is having another tooth removed in june and having another spacer from one side of his mouth to the other almost like a retainer it sucks cause he's so young but the dentist says he has this bacteria in his mouth where if he shares drinks with others they could have problems with their teeth i have a 10 yr that has lost 4 teeth already and the adults are already fallen out and i also have a 5 yr old that has all his teeth still so it can be really any age but if they start bothering him for some reason then i would worry but till then ur both very lucky and u both must be doing a wonderful job with brushing and flossing his teeth

Sandra - posted on 04/08/2010

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My son is 9 and has only lost 3 teeth and those had to be pulled because the roots were still intact and the adult teeth were coming in. As long as there aren't any teeth coming in my dentist told me not to worry about it; teeth have there own timing.

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My son lost his first 10 days after his 8 bday. He lost another 3 days later. Both his bottoms ones are out now and he lost his first top one about 3 months later. I spoke to the dentist and they say that there;s nothing to be worried about.
Hope that helps

Samantha - posted on 04/06/2010

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also she lost her second in Feb, and just last week her third. i wouldn't worry when it happens it happens fast. After all we are always wanting thier growing up to slow down.

Samantha - posted on 04/06/2010

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My daughter just turned 7 in Feb, she lost her first tooth in Jan, just 3 weeks before her 7th birthday. there are still a couple kids in her class who haven't lost one yet

Jennifer - posted on 04/06/2010

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I've always heard that the longer the baby teeth stay in, the better condition the adult teeth will be!! My son just turned 6 & hasn't lost one yet either, and his dentist said that's just fine. :)

Michelle - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son just turned six and checks for a loose tooth EVERY DAY! He has none. They are still in there pretty solid! Next Friday we are all going to the dentist, so maybe he can offer some insight. All my son knows is that he's the ONLY one in his kindergarten class with no teeth missing yet! Too funny...:)

Tina - posted on 04/06/2010

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My son is 8 yrs. old and has only lost 3 teeth so far. His front bottom 2 teeth have grown in right behind the baby teeth. One of those baby teeth came out, thanks to biting Legos to get the Legos apart. He still has a baby tooth in front of the permanent teeth on the bottom. He has his 2 top front permanent teeth too. So, he has 4 adult teeth and has only lost 3 baby teeth. :o)

Ashley - posted on 04/05/2010

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my step-son is 5 and hes a;ready lost 8 teeth total 4 on top and 4 on bottom his dentist said every child is different but if your really worried take him in to the dentist and they can do xrays

Winter - posted on 04/04/2010

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Did he get teeth late when he was a baby? I noticed that with my girls, one got them early and lost them early and vice versa for the other. Not sure if this holds true or is just coincidental. Anyway, I think what other have said is true, don't worry about it , it will happen soon!

Rhonda - posted on 04/04/2010

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Every child is different. Keep up with dental visits as your dentist can let you know if/when there are concerns.

Ricki - posted on 04/04/2010

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my son is 5 and he has lost his two front teeth and the two bottom teeth and one on the side down the bottom
so it happens when they are ready too come out
so don't worrie from ricki

Roz - posted on 04/03/2010

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My son lost his first tooth 3 days before his 7th birthday. He's now 8 1/2 and has only lost 4 so far. It's tough when kids compare how many they have lost in school and it makes him upset. But he'll catch up, just wait!

Jennifer - posted on 04/02/2010

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My son turned 7 in January and hasn't lost any yet either, though he didn't get teeth til 9 months and I've heard that the later they get them the later they lose them. I know that I only lost 8 baby teeth total. At age 34 I still have the majority of my baby teeth and don't have any signs that there are any adult teeth in. If you are concerned, you can always get him some dental x-rays and they'll tell you for sure if there are adult teeth there.

Amie - posted on 04/01/2010

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My daughter will be 7 in June and not even a loose tooth yet either. I figure that's better for her adult teeth, less years to get cavities. I think she's one of the last 2 in her first grade class to still have all of her baby teeth. No worries, it'll happen in due time.

Eadaoin - posted on 04/01/2010

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my oldest was 6 when she lost her first but dont worry will all happen in it own good time

Julie - posted on 04/01/2010

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My son is in the same boat and an August baby too. I asked my Pedia about it & he didn't seem a bit concerned. About a week after that, his first tooth was becoming loose. I was so excited! He hasn't lost it yet, but now the other 3 front teeth are a little loose as well. I wouldn't worry either.

Jen - posted on 04/01/2010

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I think 6 is is the most common but anywhere between 4 and 8 is normal no worries!

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