What age do they start losing some baby teeth?

Crystal - posted on 03/29/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 and a half yr old son who is yet to lose one tooth. He has been to dentist on reg. basis but Ive never thought to ask because I just recently started wondering (this is not a major concern at all) but I know several kids he goes to school with that has lost teeth, friends children around same age, a few younger, that has lost teeth. Could some reply and let me know about what age yours lost their first tooth or if someone simply knows average age? Im sure it varies from child to child, Im just looking for some brief stories on ages they lost tooth? Thank You :)

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Louise - posted on 03/30/2011

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Children normally lose teeth around 6/7 and some a little later depending on if they teethed early or late.

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Our dentist told me to expect it at around 7 to 8 but my son started way earlier, he was almost six.

Jennifer - posted on 03/30/2011

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My oldest just turned 7 the end of Dec and just lost his first tooth a couple weeks ago. His sister, who will turn 6 the end of April is just about to lose her first tooth. They usually say the older they are when they lose them, the stronger the adult teeth will be.

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Candi - posted on 04/05/2011

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My son lost his first one in second grade. He is 12 now and still has baby teeth. One reason he can't get braces yet (lol). My daughter will be 11 next month and she has only lost 8 or 9 teeth. No molars yet. My youngest will be 6 in June and doesn't even have a loose tooth. They go to the dentist on a regular basis and have healthy teeth, so I don't worry about it.

Elizabeth - posted on 04/03/2011

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Don't worry it will happen. Boys usually take a little longer I am told.



Our oldest daughter lost her first 2 teeth a couple days apart and we weren't prepared at all. We thought she was too young..and so didn't talk about it or notice and nobody in her class has lost teeth yet. She cried ..she was afraid until we explained new ones would grow in. She thought she wasn't ever going to get teeth back. LOL



She was 4 (getting ready to turn five 2 months later).

Lisa - posted on 04/01/2011

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The average age for children to lose their 1st tooth is age 5-6, but I'll tell you every child is different. My first two boys both lost theirs at age 6. But my youngest, Justin, who I have to point out actually started teething at 3 months, very strange, but probably is the reason that he lost his 1st tooth when he just turned four. And then he lost 3 more while he was still in Pre-K. When this was happening, I talked to my pediatrician who said that there is a direct correlation between when your child first got teeth and when they lose them. At age 38 and three children later, I never knew that:)

Jodie - posted on 04/01/2011

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My daughter lost two when she was 4 1/2. She's nearly 5 now and has another wobbly one. She got her teeth at 3 months.

Cynthia - posted on 04/01/2011

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I was told first tooth first grade. My daughter has lost two. I also know that the later they get them as infants, the strong/healthier the teeth. Perhaps the same is true with the adult teeth.

Jenn - posted on 04/01/2011

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I think it all depends on how early their teeth come in to begin with. My 6 1/2 year old has lost five teeth but most of her friends have either lost only a couple or none at all. Once that tooth starts to wiggle, my daughter will keep at it until the tooth literally falls out into her hand!

Renae - posted on 04/01/2011

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I thought normal was 5-12 years old. Or maybe that is how long it can take to loose all their teeth. I believe around 7 is most common.

Katie - posted on 03/30/2011

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my son is almost 6 and still hasn't lost any and some children over a year younger are losing their teeth. I wondered the same

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