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OK so dd is 6yr old (august) and she shows no signs of having wobbly baby teeth at all, I am slightly concerned as I am missing 4 of my second teeth, and just lost the last of my baby teeth at 37, what age did your dc loose their first teeth, any dentists able to reassure me?

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My oldest son did not loose his first tooth until he was 3 months past 7 years old. Then, they began to fall out on a steady basis, and his teeth are just fine now!

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I didn't lose my first baby tooth until I was seven. Way behind my peers, which was a horror to me at the time, but they all fell out and were replaced by adult teeth in a timely manner. Every dentist I've seen as an adult has complimented my beautiful (cavity and filling free) teeth.
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DD didn't lose any until she was almost 7.
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My oldest were 7 and 7 1/2 before loosing their first teeth.

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OK so dd is 6yr old (august) and she shows no signs of having wobbly baby teeth at all, I am slightly concerned as I am missing 4 of my second teeth, and just lost the last of my baby teeth at 37, what age did your dc loose their first teeth, any dentists able to reassure me?
There is a simple solution to this which will alleviate ALL your concerns.

Please take child to the pediatric dentist and request a panoramic film. I say this because of your history you reported. This will disclose if there are any permanent teeth missing. Since you are missing 4 of your permanent teeth it would could be a good possibility your daughter will have the same more or less. The most likely ones to be missing are the upper permanent lateral incisors or any one of the lower premolars.

Also keep in mind children do not loose teeth at the same time. Some are early and some are late. Your child may be in the latter category.

If you child has not been to a pediatric dentist yet it is time as you are 5 years late. I hope this helps.
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So i'm missing one upper lateral incisor and 4 molars which would be each second molar from the front and then of course all my wisdom teeth. I did take dd to the dentist two years ago to which she asked me why we were there, no child visits a dentist here unless they need to and the dentists see you really as a bit of a nuisance if you go and take up their time - anyway a dentist came into the school to show them how to brush their teeth etc and she is very diligent but as I am missing quite a few and it's starting to be a problem now it's something that does concern me. But 7 years is somewhat reassuring!

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I did take dd to the dentist two years ago to which she asked me why we were there, no child visits a dentist here unless they need to and the dentists see you really as a bit of a nuisance if you go and take up their time
That's just bizarre! Did she have an appointment?

My son has been seeing a DDS since he was a year old. We did start off with issues of a congenital origin (crumbling teeth), but now he goes every 6 months for a cleaning. He's only 4.

DS seems a pediatric dentist, and that dentist gets paid for his time...as would the dentist you took your girl to see. One would think they would be HAPPY to get paid by insurance (or you) for a short visit like that?

Try another dentist, if you want to know.

On the other hand, it seems that although your situation is not quite the norm (nor is my hubby, who grew THREE sets of teeth for a couple teeth, which they only found out when the DDS pulled some adult teeth, and then more grew in!), it hasn't caused problems, yes?
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