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Losing Baby Teeth
my daughter, who will turn four and a half in a few weeks, lost her first tooth a few weeks ago. it hadn't been bumped or hit, it fell out relatively painlessly, and the tip of the new permanent tooth is visible in the gap. now her remaining lower front tooth is starting to wiggle! both her pediatrician and her dentist have advised me not to worry about her losing teeth at such a young age, but worry i do, all the same. has anyone else experienced this? i'd deeply appreciate any reassuring words. many thanks. janice
Loosing her teeth early has had absolutely no relationship to any of my daughter's other aspects of physical maturation. For example, she has yet to fully develop or start her period at the age of nearly 14. It just goes to show that there is a wide range of normal development and your daughter's body is doing what it right for it.
Some benefits to early teeth loss--my daughter still believed in the Tooth Fairy when she lost her last teeth, which was very sweet. Also, because my daughter had her adult teeth so early, she was completely finished with her braces by fifth or sixth grade, and is now going through the awkward adolescent years without the additional burden of braces. My son will not even start braces until the middle of sixth grade and will probably be still wearing them in high school Don't worry!
Our son, who is nearly 10, has lost only 5 baby teeth, including the two front ones. A couple of the other ones that came out have been replaced by adult teeth the seem to be stuck in transition mode--they came halfway in but are somewhat crowded out by the other baby teeth. He has been seen by our dentist, and I have expressed my concerns, but the dentist says ''no problem'' and that we should just wait. How can I wait when I know of many kids (younger than age 9)who have had baby teeth extracted to make room for the permanent ones, and other kids in his class who are already fitted for braces? My take is that he needs to have some of them pulled, but don't know where to go next. Has anyone else had the same experience? I am pretty suure that by age 10, all of my baby teeth, except for the far-back molars, had come out. Something is off
My daughter, who is almost 7, hasn't lost any teeth and has no loose ones. She is dying to lose teeth because everyone else in her class has, but I keep telling her to be patient. It doesn't help the peer pressure aspect when her teacher has a chart denoting how many teeth have been lost among the kids this year!
Again, don't fret, and please let you son know that he is normal and that it is better for him in the long run. This Tooth Fairy Is On Sabbatical
My 5-year old daughter's baby teeth are starting to wiggle. I have seen the new teeth are erupting. Is it normal for her age? concerned mom
The first tooth to fall out, or exfoliate, is usually one of the lower front teeth. This generally occurs at six to seven years of age, with girls experiencing loose teeth earlier than boys. Up to a year or two earlier or later than this age could be perfectly normal for your child.
My daughter lost both of her lower front teeth about a month before she turned five. Her dentist and her doctor said this was normal, and that she should not expect more loose teeth for about a year. --LC
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