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do they lose their top or bottom teeth first?

my son just turned 5 and he has his first loose tooth. it is the front one on the top and i am worried bc it is capped. i have read that they usually lose their bottom ones first and that they are usually 6 or 7 before their first loose one! Help Please!

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Asked by gottalovemyboys at 11:51 PM on Mar. 1, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I thought bottom,or at least my girls did.May it was where that tooth had been bad ,and was capped.

    Answer by Val504 at 11:53 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • i lost my top 2 teeth first

    Answer by aliciatron at 11:58 PM on Mar. 1, 2009

  • My son lost a bottom tooth first, then the next tooth was a top. But my mom and all her sisters and brothers lost top teeth first. I think it just depends on the kid. Although I did read something once that claims it is a first tooth in, first tooth out thing.

    Answer by tropicalmama at 7:49 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Each child is different my gs lost all four within one weeks time both top and bottoms...

    Answer by gmasboy at 8:32 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • My son was born with a cleft lip so his dental needs are unique but he did lose his bottoms first at age 5. I wouldn't worry about it. It is just the way her teeth are growing the dentist will let you know if there is a concern.

    Answer by robinsi2000 at 11:06 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • It depends on which came in first..for my son it was the two bottom...and now the top are loose.

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 11:08 AM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Both of my kids lost bottoms first. They were late "losers" though. Daughter was 7 and son just now at 6 1/2. The first in, first out theory I had heard when my daughter was born and I kept track of her teeth to see if it was truth (I'm just kinda crazy like that). So far, it's proven correct in her case.

    Answer by sparrowprincess at 12:01 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • My daughter lost her first tooth at 5 & it was a bottom one I think. It depends on the kid though. I thought 5 was early but after speaking to some friends with older kids, they said that it was about right. Also, it was about half & half on which ones lost top teeth or bottom teeth first.

    Answer by mamabens at 12:32 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • I lost my bottoms first but I started loosing them when I had just turned 5. My nephews lost their bottoms first too, my 7y/o just lost his first 2, he is 7. I think it depends on the kid which ones they lose when.

    Answer by mlregalado at 1:35 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

  • Bottoms are usually first, but it can be any tooth. 5 is not too young - I was 7 but my kids were all 5. Caps may be harder to get to fall out (*they were for my little brother). We really had to work on those caps.

    Answer by 3gymnastsmom at 6:15 PM on Mar. 2, 2009

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