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Old 06-06-2014, 01:29 PM - Thread Starter
 
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5 year old losing baby teeth?

Is it normal to lose teeth so young? My 6yr old lost his front and bottom teeth last year and hasnt a had a loose tooth since..I seem to remember losing my teeth much older, like 7 or 8? Also I was wondering if its normal to have a such a large amount of time go by before another tooth becomes loose.

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Did he get them early? My kids had teeth very early and lost them fairly early (4.15-5 yo) DD lost the bottom 2 over the winter and there is no sign of any more loose. Same thing happened with my DS. So no, not abnormal to lose them or the gap between losses!
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Both my girls started losing theirs at 5. Dd2 will turn 6 this month- she lost her bottom two this past winter and top front in May. One was a just a tiny bit loose when roughhousing knocked it out a bit early; the other was ready. She looks so cute, I love kids with gap-toothy grins!

Maybe it runs in families...her cousin a week older than her has lost the same teeth. Big sister lost hers at the same age and now at 12 already has wisdom teeth coming in.
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He was 6 or 7 months when he started cutting teeth.. I love those gap tooth grins as well, they make for adorable school pictures.

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A family member is a dentist, so when our daughter (who was 4 years, 10 months at the time) lost 2 teeth, I contacted him. He said that is on the lower side of normal. Her adult teeth came in fine in those spots and she now has two more loose teeth. I think it is perfectly normal!
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5-6 is the normal age.
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it typically depends on if they are early or late teethers ....all of my kids were late teethers (my earliest teether was 10 months...most were over 1 yo) and most of them would be 6 -7 before they would lose teeth....but with my 4th child....she lost her first tooth the last week of being 5...which is way early for my kids....her 7 yo brother just lost his first tooth 6 months prior! But I think she messed with it a lot and helped it out....the rest of my kids, I wouldn't allow to do that.....but she was gone at school when it happened, so I had no control over it. That was a couple of months back and she still doesn't have a tooth starting to grow in...normally with my others their tooth is right there and comes in right away.
ps...also the rate at which they lose them depends on how quickly they came in.......for instance my kids tend to teeth most of their teeth in groups (my last child started getting his first tooth in November and by April he had most of his teeth).....so with that being said, typically my kids lose them very close to each other. But all of this can be skewed by if they are messed with

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it typically depends on if they are early or late teethers ....all of my kids were late teethers (my earliest teether was 10 months...most were over 1 yo) and most of them would be 6 -7 before they would lose teeth....
Dd was 15 months old when her first tooth came in but her first tooth became loose when she was 51/2.

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guess it is different for every one =)

I know my first 3 kids were all pretty much the same.....but my 4th was a bit different when she lost hers. I almost wonder if in her instance, she helped make it loose as she was excited that her brother lost his tooth and immediately she was saying hers was loose. I figured she was just confused, but she kept messing with it for months...until finally it did fell out.....without me even realizing it was REALLY loose.

Some people say that genetics comes into play and that kids will get and lose teeth about the same time their parents did...but I don't know if that is true....as neither of us can remember when we lost our teeth!
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