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Small teeth

My seven year old son seems to have tiny, tiny teeth compared to others his age or even younger. I'm noticing it more as he gets older. He still has all his baby teeth, could that be the reason? (He didn't get teeth as a baby until he was almost 11 months old, so I was told he's get his adult teeth a little later.)

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Asked by Kat31 at 2:27 PM on Aug. 13, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • LOL My son will be 8 in October, and his baby teeth look TINY compared to the adult teeth in his mouth. I think it's because the mouth is getting bigger, but the teeth aren't. He's only lost 6 teeth and was 6 1/2 or so when they started falling out.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 3:05 PM on Aug. 13, 2011

  • Hmmm, not sure. Good luck. bump.

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:50 AM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • Have you discussed it with his dentist? My guess is that his adult teeth will be fine.

    Answer by Dardenella at 2:56 AM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • I have seen kids with tiny baby teeth and they were fine once their adult teeth came in. But at 7 he should have lost some already. Talk to his dentist.

    Answer by elasmimi at 8:14 AM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • Since they're all still baby teeth, they just look tiny since his mouth has been growing to prep for his adult teeth. No worries, mama. That just means he'll have room for his adult teeth and maybe not need braces.

    Answer by Pnukey at 11:08 AM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • not sure, but i would see your dentist and ask.

    Answer by asil at 11:28 AM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • Last time we went to the dentist she said it was fine and perfectly normal for him not to have started losing baby teeth, but I never asked about the size. I'll have to bring it up next time we go in.

    Comment by Kat31 (original poster) at 1:05 PM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • yeah, baby teeth are generally really small and adult teeth seem much larger.

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:57 PM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • Its probably fine. My niece has really little teeth but they are all baby teeth.

    Answer by aj23 at 11:29 PM on Aug. 14, 2011

  • When he DOES finally lose his first tooth it will look TINY in your hand. I still remember when my son came home from school with a tooth in a small envelope. I thought I needed a magnifying glass to see it in my palm.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 9:08 PM on Aug. 15, 2011

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