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When do/should baby teeth fall out.?

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bubble99 Wed 20-Jul-05 17:20:48

DS1 is 8 in November and has so far lost only two of his baby teeth, the lower front two.

Most of his friends have lost loads and already have their adult teeth. It's not a big deal, but I'd prefer it if he didn't have to deal with puberty with gappy teeth. Have any of you had children with 'long-life' baby teeth? I

starlover Wed 20-Jul-05 17:25:10

i didn't finish losing mine til i was about 12!
i was the last one in my class at school to lose my first one... very jealous!

kama Wed 20-Jul-05 17:27:16

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Papillon Wed 20-Jul-05 17:29:41

I lost my last baby tooth at 18. Had just started a job at a bank... everyone laughed but I survived.

My dentist told me it is better to be later - you have your adult ones a long time

chicagomum Wed 20-Jul-05 17:48:11

he is a little late but i wouldn't fret about it as long as he got all his baby teeth eventually there is nothing to suspect he won't get all his adult teeth in time, the dating for when teeth come thru are averages taken after looking at a large group of kids so some got them "early" some "late", the one advantage of getting them later is the growth of the jaw etc will be slightly greater thus slightly reducing the possibility of crowding and therefore the need for a brace

vickiyumyum Wed 20-Jul-05 18:23:14

i've still got 'baby' teeth, luckily only at the back so not ever caused a problem. when i had an xray they could see the buds underneath!

vickiyumyum Wed 20-Jul-05 18:23:34

should have said i'm 29

bubble99 Wed 20-Jul-05 22:29:00

Thanks all! I must admit, I did have a brief smug moment when I thought that his baby teeth had lasted because I've been obsessed with brushing morning and night. Heck! I've identified the new mnet stick with which to beat people with. New thread will read...'I'm a better parent than you because my son still has his baby teeth....and he's 43 and a High Court Judge'

Aero Wed 20-Jul-05 22:31:29

Ds1 is 7 too and hasn't even got a wobbly one! Well, not very wobbly anyway, though he's trying to convince himself it is - lol. His mouth is growing though and his teeth look very tiny in there now!

Dannie Wed 20-Jul-05 22:58:50

DS1 just got his first wobbly tooth. He's 7 and was worried cos his classmates are all shedding teeth all over the place. Our dentist isn't worried though.

Mandy03 Thu 21-Jul-05 08:02:41

Ms ds turned 5 yesterday, and he lost his two bottom teeth about 4 weeks ago. The dentist said it's a bit early, but there's not a lot you can do about it - some kids apparently start to lose their teeth a lot earlier than others. Since I noticed his teeth were wobbly a couple of months ago, I've spoken to mothers who said their kids' teeth also started to fall out around 4-5 yrs old, so obviously it does happen sometimes. It's just one of those strange things isn't it.

bubble99 Thu 21-Jul-05 11:42:16

Thanks all.

Aero. Yes, my DS's teeth look really tiddly now that his jaw has grown too.

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