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When did your child lose his/her first tooth?

DS just turned 7 earlier this month and hasn't lost any teeth yet...at what age does this become a concern?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:45 PM on Jun. 30, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • My daughter lost her first tooth at 5. Are his teeth tightly packed together? That can slow it down. I'd talk to his dentist or pediatrician.
    CarlyQ

    Answer by CarlyQ at 1:46 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • My son lost his first 2 teeth a few mo ago. He's 7yrs old.
    Lynette

    Answer by Lynette at 1:47 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • my daughter lost her first two a few months ago she was 5 and she just turned 6.
    kd2kds

    Answer by kd2kds at 1:49 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • My daughter was 4! My son was 7. He was the last in his class. It was hard for him because the teacher made a big deal out of it when a child lost a tooth. He was in 2nd grade. He developed slowly, was always small. Now at 15 he's 5'7" and finally not the smallest any more. There's nothing wrong with developing slowly. And what could you possibly do about it anyway? Yank them out?
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:54 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Mine is 6 years old now and he is missing his two front teeth. He looks so funny, but yet so cute:)
    Janet

    Answer by Janet at 1:57 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • I was nine before I even got a loose tooth. No need to worry.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:05 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Both of my daughters lost their first teeth a few months after their 5th birthday. I think your child is still within "average" range (albeit on the later end of it), but if you're concerned about it, I'd take him to the dentist.
    vicesix

    Answer by vicesix at 2:06 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • My oldest just lost her first one- she's 7.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 2:08 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • My daughter lost her first at 5. Some of her friends lost their first quite a bit later. I wouldn't be concerned, but you can always ask his dentist at his next checkup.
    andrea96

    Answer by andrea96 at 4:02 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

  • Well my son is 6.5 and has not lost any yet or starting to yet. Did his teeth come in late as a baby? Cause it sometimes they loose them later.
    IMAMOM2-2KIDS

    Answer by IMAMOM2-2KIDS at 4:14 PM on Jun. 30, 2010

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