My child has not lost a tooth yet.

Misty - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hello,



I am curious if anyone else has a child that has not lost any teeth yet. My daughter is going to be 8 in a few weeks and has yet to loose a tooth. I think she is close to being the only child left in her class that has not lost one yet. Just curious to get some insigth on this. Thanks Misty

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Kari - posted on 02/10/2009

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Hey, about kids losing teeth.  Before actually losing any teeth, your child will gain two. You may have heard of the six-year molars. These are the first permanent teeth that your child will have. They grow in behind the baby teeth at the back of the mouth, when the child is between six and seven years old. Most children can also expect to lose their first tooth around the age of six. If your child got her baby teeth early, she will likely get her adult teeth a little early, but not generally before the age of six. If your child’s baby teeth were a little late in coming, his adult teeth will likely be a little late too. Baby teeth fall out in roughly the same order that they came in. The two front teeth at the bottom fall out, followed by the central incisors at the top. From there, they fall out in order from front to back, starting on the bottom and then the top. So, the teeth next to the central incisors will fall out on the bottom first, and then on the top. Canines on the bottom are next, followed by canines on the top and so on. The final baby tooth usually falls out by the age of 12. But that is not the end of your child’s new teeth. The third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, arrive between the ages of seventeen and twenty-one. They are supposed to erupt like all other teeth but, as many adults know, these teeth can remain impacted and may eventually need extracting.

Crystal - posted on 02/10/2009

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My 7 and 8 year olds, just lost their 1st tooth. My 8 yr old has only lost 2 and no omre seem to be loose. I have been told if they got their teeth late it will take longer to fall out. I wouldn't really to much. I was in the same situation and right after their dentist appt this summer they both lost a tooth within the week. I hope thie eases your mind a bit that you are not alone. I am still waiting for them to all fall out at the same time.. LOL my oldest sone xray shows all his permanent teeth are there, but nothing is happening to the baby teeth

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Jeanne - posted on 02/10/2009

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I don't think there is anything to worry about but a quick visit to a dentist that is good with kids might make you feel better.  I have some 40 year old friends that still have some baby teeth.

Cindie - posted on 02/10/2009

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My daughters friends older brother was nearly finished grade 3 before he lost a tooth - 9yo - the dentist said it was normal and that generally the later they were lost the stronger and healthier the permanent teeth would be. But I would still check with the dentist...

Diana - posted on 02/10/2009

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My son is 6 and just lost the 2 teeth on the bottom so far. The 2 tops are loose. But speaking to other people they said the longer the baby teeth stay in the better for the adult ones. I dont know how true that is.

Tara - posted on 02/10/2009

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Have you had her in to see a dentist? They should be able to tell you if everything looks OK. My son is 8 and lost a couple of teeth back 2-3 years ago but had none lost since then. I just have the dentist keep an eye on things and so far it's all good.  Both of my kids didn't lose any teeth in Kindergarten which was when they had the cool "who lost a tooth" board. I hated it but didn't seem to bother them!  Good luck!

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