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Is it normal that my 5 and a half year old hasn't lost a tooth yet?

My kid hasn't lost any primary teeth and none are loose! I was 4 when I lost two front teeth at once. Is this weird? Should I be concerned?

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Asked by SweetLoveofMine at 7:29 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • I would not be concerned. Each child loose teeth at there own time. My daughter lost her 1st one when she was 7.

    Answer by Just_Us_Friends at 7:30 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • My son is 5 1/2 and he hasn't either. Each child is different.

    Answer by Erin814 at 7:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • My son was 6 when he lost one and I was 9 before mine even became loose. LOL

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • No. My granddaughter is going to be six soon and hasn't lost any either.

    Answer by m-avi at 7:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • My boys lost their first tooth shortly after turning 6.

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • no, 5 is wayyyy early.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 7:31 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • My dd is 6 and a half, and she still hasn't lost any and none are loose. I was older when I started to lose mine as well, so I guess it is just different for everyone.

    Answer by JeanetteRene at 7:32 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • I hope so! Mine is also 5 1/2 and hasn't got any loose ones either. But, I didn't loose any until I was 6 and knocked a couple out. I think it's different for all kids and the range is pretty big.

    Answer by Kiwismommy19 at 7:32 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • My kids were all in first grade (6, almost 6 and a half) when they lost their first teeth. My youngest was almost 7 when she lost hers.

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:32 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • From my experience they usually start getting loose around the age of 6. 

    My oldest lost her first a couple months after turning 6 (just like her best friend).  My son was a month shy of turning 6 and my middle daughter was 5 1/2.  My 4yo has no signs of loose teeth and I don't expect her to for another couple of years.

    It also depends some on when the teeth came in.  Although my middle daughter was a late teether and threw that out the window.  She didn't get her first tooth until she was 1 but lost hers earlier than the other kids.  Now that was strange.


    Answer by justanotherjen at 7:32 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

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