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When do baby teeth fall out? Does the kid start teething again?

I have a teething baby. But do older kids have to go through teething again with the second set or what?

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Asked by staciandababy at 6:18 PM on Jun. 9, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • I think around 4 to 6 years old. Been a while. No they do not go through the teething process. Kids usueally loose one tooth at a time.


    Answer by louise2 at 6:21 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Baby teeth tend to start falling out around 5 or 6, but all kids are different. My kids didn't have any problems when new teeth were coming in with the exception of molars. But at that age it's easier than infants to understand what pain they're having and how to help them.

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 6:22 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Yup! My Son started getting in his 6 year molars about 6 months ago. They hurt because they pop through a big chunk of gums. Then he had loose skin on top of the teeth coming in that hurt. Finally they are out & all is well. He got cranky at night occasionally but nothing like a teething baby. Especially hurt when he ate.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:38 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Oh & when the baby teeth fall out (he's lost 3 so far), the new tooth coming in doesn't hurt. He lost his first front tooth last week! Too cute! He got $3 from the tooth fairy!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:41 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Yeah, but usually only with molars. My 4 year old lost his bottom 2 teeth a few months ago and his permanent teeth poked through a few days later. No fuss.

    Answer by maecntpntz219 at 6:41 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Baby teeth start to fall out somewhere between Kindergarten and 1st grade. My son started losing his when he was 6-7 (Kindergarten). My daughter is 6, about to finish Kindergarten, and none of her teeth are close to being loose.

    I think there's a correlation between age of cutting teeth (baby) and age of losing teeth. I have 12 nieces and nephews ranging in age from 22ish to 3ish years old. The later they cut their teeth, the older they were before they started losing them, usually. My son cut his first two teeth when he was 3 months old. He lost those same teeth When he was 6ish. It was late in his kindergarten year. My daughter cut her first tooth at 11 months, is about to finish kindergarten, and there is no sign any of them are close to being loose. It bums her out because almost all her classmates have lost at least 1 tooth.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 6:42 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • Some kids do have teething trouble with their second teeth. My stepson would get fevers with his new teeth, especially the molars. Not as bad as the original teething, though, because he could understand what was going on and ask for medicine or use a hot compress.

    Answer by Ballad at 7:27 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

  • My 8 year old had issues with his molars, but the other 5 teeth he has lost have been no problem. He was almost 7 before his first baby tooth fell out, but the dentist says anytime between 4-8 is normal.

    Answer by aeneva at 10:56 PM on Jun. 9, 2013

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