Hello everyone, my 4 1/2 yo ds lost his first tooth - lower, front. It was no big deal it was lose and came out when he was brushing his teeth. Dh and I didn't think too much of it especially since I found out that the first tooth is lost between 4 1/2 - 6 yrs. However, last week we met up with two of dh's friends (husband and wife.) I mentioned that ds had lost his first tooth to the wife since she is a dentist although not practicing at this point. She asked me if we could see the adult tooth starting to come up and I said no that it just looks like pink skin. She told me that you should be able to see the new tooth within a month after the baby tooth falls out because that's what should be pushing the baby tooth lose and eventually to fall out. From what she was saying I could end up with a 5-6 thousand dollar bill for orthodontics if I don't take ds to the dentist now and get it remedied . She really scared me with what she was saying...ds has never been to the dentist in his life and I wasn't planning on going until I found a suitable holistic dentist. Does anyone know if what she said is true and by not having the adult tooth appear within a month is causing damage to my son's future mouth health?
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10/26/10 at 4:24am