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Posted by on Aug. 25, 2014 at 12:26 PM
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 Hi ladies, i have a question. Ods is 5. he has been brushing his teeth on his own for awhile now. i check his mouth off and on to make sure he is doing a good job. today i was checking his mouth and i noticed something white behind his bottom front teeth. i felt it to see if it was just toothpaste (it didnt look like it but wanted to be sure) and its teeth. 2 to be exact with a third starting. i last checked his mouth about a week ago (dh did it 4 days ago and didnt notice anything but idk if he looked behind the teeth or not) and there was nothing there. i have an appt tomorrow for yds, but was wondering if anyone ever dealt with this with there kids? i called dh to let him know and now dh is freaking out about surgery and braces. 

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mem82
by Platinum Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM
Are the teeth in front of them loose at all? Sometimes, they will pull the baby teeth, sometimes they wait and see.
rmgriffberg
by Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 1:09 PM

 They are not loose at all.

Quoting mem82: Are the teeth in front of them loose at all? Sometimes, they will pull the baby teeth, sometimes they wait and see.

 

coala
by Silver Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 6:40 PM

They adult teeth just may be ready sooner than his baby teeth are ready to fall out.  See the dentist and discuss what needs to happen.  He is currently to young for braces as they need the 6 year molars to be in all the way.  I've already asked as I know my DD is going to need them, but they have nothing to mount them to.  Her 6 year molars haven't even come in yet, but she has been complaining about gum pain for a year now.

oahoah
by Member on Aug. 25, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Our oldest (9) has this happening, the dentist called it shark teeth. It's partly because his baby teeth didn't loosen up like they needed to and his adult teeth started growing in quicker than normal.  As long as there isn't any pain the dentist said just to let it run its course and we are expecting he & his brothers (ages 7 & 5) will probably all need braces at some point.

On another note, I let our kids brush their own teeth at about age 4 but our new dentist, who is a pediatric specialist said he recommends parents brushing for their kids until age 9. We will have them brush & then brush again, especially our youngest who has 2 cavities and a cap and has had a partial root canal.  So just think of the worst-case scenario as a little motivator to make sure they are brushing good (and we only double-brush at night), they do their own in the mornings.

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