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7 year old - still hasn't lost any baby teeth, should I be concerned?

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LC01 Wed 12-Oct-16 09:48:27

My DD was a small baby 6.6oz, and has seen a growth specialist in the past as she’s very short for her age – project adult height of 4’11 based on DH and my heights. She had a bone scan a few years ago to measure the age of her bones and she was 9 month behind. Everything else came back normal.

She’ll be 8 soon, and still has all her baby teeth, with no sign of any of her teeth looking for fall out anytime soon. The dentist wasn’t concerned the last time we saw him, but I’m beginning to worry. If she’s nine month behind on her growth surely she’ll have some wobbly teeth my now? DD isn’t too worried as we’ve said her adult teeth will look whiter for longer, but you can tell she’s a little upset when her friends come into school excited about another tooth that has fallen out - all have lost at least 4 teeth, some all of their milk teeth have fallen out.

Anyone else have this with their child, and did it also affect when your DD start puberty?

I’m wondering if I should get referred back to the specialist again (he said we could if we were worried about anything).


Captainladder Wed 12-Oct-16 09:52:36

If you are worried, get referred. When did you see the dentist last? Could you check with them again?

My DS didnt loose any teeth till he was 7. Nor did I.

But if you are worried. Check. No harm in that and will set your mind at ease.

Ferguson Wed 12-Oct-16 19:10:56

Probably OK, but get a dental X-ray if you can, which should show adult teeth waiting to come through I would imagine.

tinymeteor Sun 16-Oct-16 20:16:57

I was 8 before I lost a milk tooth. Was also v short. Pretty sure I've turned out practically perfect normal!

leccybill Sun 16-Oct-16 20:20:19

My DD is almost 7 and hasn't lost any yet, although I can see that a new one is trying to push through.
She was quite late with her baby teeth though if I recall, around 11 months.

LC01 Sun 16-Oct-16 21:00:56

Thanks everyone. It's good to know it's not so uncommon. I'll see what her dentist says next time we go and maybe ask for a X Ray to be sure everything is ok.

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