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tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 09:51:35

My daughter is 7 she will be 8 in october. When she was a baby she didnt really get her teeth until she was 2, it got to the stage where I was really worried because she had to suck hard food until it softened enough for her gums to break it down, but i continued giving her normal food to help the teeth break through the gums.

Anyway fast forward til she is 6 and she started losing baby teeth, she lost 6 in as many weeks, NONE of these have grown back yet. she is still losing teeth but none seem to be taking their place, (sorry 2 on the bottom have but are still only just poking through the gum). She had to get 1 tooth out a few months ago and it literally slipped out of her gum so its not that she has ultra hard gums or anything.

Has anyone else encountered this?

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 11:03:21


fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 18-Jun-11 11:04:38

Not a dentist but work for one..I would take her to your dentist and they can do x-Rays to make sure the teeth are there smile

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 11:10:56

shock omg i never thought of that, is it possible for them not to be there? does that happen?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Sat 18-Jun-11 11:13:32

sorry, didnt mean to worry you, just thought it would reassure you if you coulds see they were there and would come eventually, have never heard of them not being there!

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 11:25:30

oh haha, had me going for a min, ok she has a tooth hanging out of her mouth anyway so will take her on monday to get checked, thank you x

worraliberty Sat 18-Jun-11 11:39:53

Sounds pretty normal to me tallulah...going by a lot of my DC's friends.

The fact she's losing her baby teeth means there are teeth underneath, pushing them out...she's probably just got a particularly strong jaw bone for the new teeth to push their way through.

Adult teeth don't normally start appearing til they're around 7yrs old, and if she's lost a lot of baby teeth, they'll probably all come up together soon enough.

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 11:50:40

i hope so worra, the hanging tooth has now fell out, and she looks like she hasnt got a tooth in her head sad

worraliberty Sat 18-Jun-11 13:01:46

Bless! On the plus side, she may have beautifully straight teeth when they do come up because there's less chance of over crowding.

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 13:06:09

I hope so, her baby teeth were gorgeous and straight too. it will be like looking at a different child when/if they grow as we are so used to seeing her without them lol

sarahtigh Sat 18-Jun-11 14:05:19

dentist here

if it has been more than a few months since teeth fell out and no sign of adult teeth see needs to see a dentist, when did she last see dentist and what was said then?

adult teeth can be missing from birth even if there was a baby tooth the major reason is that the teeth are impacted and are stopping each other erupting

if you count from the middle to the back (baby teeth are letters a-e adult teeth numbers 1-8 )

if has all baby teeth it would be

edcba abcde along jaw,

at about 8-9 there is often a mixture so
6edc21 12cde6
6 is an adult molar e and d baby molars c is canine and a and b and 1 and 2 are incisors
I need more info to give you more advice

veritythebrave Sat 18-Jun-11 14:07:43

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 14:28:40

sarah, every tooth is baby except the front 2 bottom teeth which are just poking through, she she has had no front teeth since at least last summer

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 14:49:59

e _ c 2 1 1 _ c d e bottom

e d c _ _ _ b c _ e top

i hope i did that right

GinniferAndTonic Sat 18-Jun-11 15:03:25

I still have an 'e' in my mouth as there is nothing underneath it, and am also missing one wisdom tooth (I am 40 and have been x rayed). My sister has the same thing on both sides. So it's definitely possible to be missing adult teeth. But the baby teeth wouldn't then be falling out, so I don't think this is the case with your DD.

clayre Sat 18-Jun-11 15:08:28

We have the opposite problem to you, ds has started to get 2 rows of teeth now and its likely that the baby teeth will need to get pulled out like dd's!

sarahtigh Sat 18-Jun-11 15:38:40

yes that's sounds about right, firstly mostly the 6 ( adult first molar arrives before 1 and 2 many dont notice and think its a baby tooth at back and so it may get missed brushing it is the most common adult tooth to have a filling

the teeth are coming through roughly in correct order which is encouraging , I take it the 2 "d" teeth were extracted by dentist, because she was later getting baby teeth she will almost certainly be late getting adult teeth, we would not normally do x ray investigation until 7.5 years and as she was a least a year late getting baby teeth i do not think you have much to worry about but an xray when she is about 8 might help ,

2 of my sisrers and my dad never had upper canines by sisters still have baby canines and my dad only lost his last baby tooth at age 57 if the adult tooth is missing the baby tooth does not often fall out as it is the erupting adult tooth which sends chemical messages to baby tooth so root is resorbed and then falls out this is why baby teeth never have roots when fall out naturally but do have roots if you have to extract them early

hope that helps but ring dentist if you are worried

tallulahxhunny Sat 18-Jun-11 16:46:12

ok, thank you, as her tooth has come out by itself i will leave the dentist til next week when she finishes school for holidays.

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