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When did your kids lose their baby teeth?
Old 03-07-2018, 02:41 PM
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My oldest ds is 7 and in 1st grade. He's so bummed because he hasn't lost any teeth yet and none are even lose (and he regularly checks ). He is constantly telling that all of his friends and most every kid in his class at school has lost multiple teeth already. I teach 2nd grade and I know every child in my class has lost some of their teeth already.

He went to the dentist today for a regular cleaning appointment and they did x-rays while we were there. You can see on the x-rays that he does have permanent teeth, but they don't look anywhere close to being ready to come through. The dentist didn't seem to be concerned about it. He said everything looked fine.

When ds was a baby he didn't get his first baby tooth until he was close to a year old. I remember asking the pediatrician if I should be worried. I'm guessing there is probably some correlation between when you get baby teeth and when you lose them??

So, when did your kids start to lose their baby teeth? Anyone have a late tooth loser? Hoping I can encourage my ds with stories of kids who had similar experiences!


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Old 03-07-2018, 02:44 PM
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Both of my DD's started losing their baby teeth at 4 years old. My younger DD just lost her last baby tooth at 10.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:32 PM
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My ds, he's 41 now, got his teeth late and was in second grade before he got a permanent tooth. He is the only one out of my three that didn't need braces.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:35 PM
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Lost my first tooth in second grade. Didnít lose my last one until sometime in high school. Sophomore year or so.
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Old 03-07-2018, 03:36 PM
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I donít have kids, but I teach 3rd and my kids are still losing teeth. One of my students just lost 2 (one in each side) and is having a heck of a time chewing.


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Old 03-07-2018, 03:56 PM
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My son was in 2nd grade before he got a loose tooth. We ended up pulling it out at home with floss and a door. He only had 2 other wiggles that we pulled in the same fashion.

He ended up having to get his baby teeth pulled/cut out because the roots had fused to his jaw bone and wouldnít come out on their own. His dentist kept saying everything was fine because he was a year old before getting his first tooth. I was worried anyways so I took him for a second opinion who said he had anklyosis and they needed to be pulled and then took him to 2 other dentists who had the same opinion before having them pulled.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:20 PM
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I remember losing my first tooth in 1st grade (and I was one of the last - in K the teacher made a deal of it and I was sad I never got recognized).

DS1 is 5, and he lost two teeth when he was 2, thanks to the fireplace... but none on their own.
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Old 03-07-2018, 04:27 PM
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My oldest didn't lose his first tooth until the end of second grade
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:02 PM
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My DD didn't lose any until the end of summer after first grade. It bugged her but it was actually great. She lost it on vacation with me, my dad, her maternal great-grandmother and a great-aunt there to celebrate the loss of her first tooth!
It was just that one tooth for a long time, then she knocked out a second while on the monkey bars in second grade (managed to knee herself in the mouth when she fell off). I was teaching second and standing next to her teacher at recess and there comes DD running over and crying with blood running down her face.
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Baby teeth fall out because the
Old 03-07-2018, 05:16 PM
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roots dissolve. That is why they are little nubs when they fall out.

My daughter's roots did not dissolve. She had to have all of her baby teeth pulled when she was about 7 or 8, because her permanent teeth would never had have room. They are long and skinny and solid as a rock. I still have them all.


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Old 03-07-2018, 05:40 PM
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My own children lost teeth early, but I remember a student who didn't lost his first tooth until 3rd grade. He was really bummed about it, because he felt all the other kids had lost teeth but him, but it was normal and the rest of his teeth came in normally.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:38 PM
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My kids were relatively "late" when they started losing teeth. My oldest was 6 and in first grade. My other two were 7 and in second grade.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:49 PM
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DS1 lost his first tooth late first grade.

Ready for this? He is 26 and still has one!!! There was no adult tooth in that one spot. Not that common but it happens! (Maybe don't tell your ds that, lol!)
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:59 PM
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I honestly donít remember with my first 2, but #3 started losing teeth at the end of first grade. He is still losing them- he is now 12. Sometimes I have nightmares that he ends up toothless. I have also had fears that he has decided to pull his adult teeth just to get extra cash from the tooth fairy.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:11 PM
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I lost my first two at three . . . because I am clumsy.

The others were mainly pulled by the orthodontist.

My baby tooth experience was atypical.
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Old 03-07-2018, 07:31 PM
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Our boys began losing them when they were in first grade, around the age of 6-6 1/2. Our DD started losing hers shortly after she turned 5. The boys started getting their baby teeth prior to the age of 6 months. Our DD who was 2 months premature was about 8 months old. Every child is different. If your dentist says not to worry, I wouldn't worry!

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Old 03-07-2018, 08:38 PM
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I'm guessing there is probably some correlation between when you get baby teeth and when you lose them??
I feel like I've read things to that effect, and it seemed to work that way in my house

My three kids got their first two teeth at 4mo, 3mo, and 2mo (each kid got first teeth a month earlier than the last kid). I think they all started losing towards the end of preschool.

I hope he loses one soon- poor guy. It's rough when your friends are ahead of you in those milestones
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Old 03-07-2018, 09:01 PM
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Both my kids lost their first teeth in May of 1st grade (1 month and 2 months away from being 7). They both got their first teeth a little later (9 months), and lost their teeth a little later. I think there is a correlation.


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Old 03-09-2018, 02:19 PM
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My DD didn't loose her first tooth until she was 8 and just lost her last baby tooth recently at 15. Her teeth were loose forever but never loose enough to pull out. Most of the adult teeth were already halfway grown in before the baby ones fell out. Dentist said there is nothing wrong with it, just the way it goes.
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