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A 35-year-old female asked about a male:

what age do u expect baby teeth to start falling off?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
6 years: Baby teeth roughly start falling off at about 6 years of age. It's fairly easy to remember because they show up roughly at 6 months of age.
Dr. Reena Gupta
Dr. Reena Gupta commented
Dentistry 19 years experience
varies starting as early as 5 to late as 7 yrs of age
Oct 4, 2013
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Range: Age 4-7: Children will normally begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4-7--it's a "bell curve" averaging around the early 6. The lower two front teeth should be the first to go. As long as the order of the tooth loss and adult replacement proceeds normally, the actual age of loss shouldn't matter. Enjoy!
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Genetic control: Probably at the same age their parents did. Girls usually enter the transitional dentition about age 6, boys at age 7. The order, timing, and size-relationship are all extremely important in successful transition from baby to permanent teeth. Important to have your child seen by an orthodontist by age 7. Sometimes guidance is required.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Do you have to pull out all your baby teeth, or can you leave whichever ones don't fall out?

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Dr. Denise Lochner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Talk to your dentist: Don't know how old you are or if there are other medical conditions; but would recommend that you discuss with your dentist if > 12 Y.O.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Does pulling out baby teeth really make permanent teeth grow faster?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
No: Some children lose their baby teeth secondary to trauma, and they do not have any earlier eruption of adult teeth.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I am 30 yrs old and still have two of my baby teeth. I want to know should they be pulled?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
See your dentist: Sometimes baby teeth don't loosen when the permanent teeth come in. Your dentist may want to pull the baby teeth to give more room for your permanent teeth and prevent crowding.
A 36-year-old member asked:

My baby does not have teeth yet. Is there any problem?

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Dr. Mazin Kizy
Dentistry 22 years experience
How old is the baby: Depends on how old your baby is. Most children start to erupt teeth at 4 months of age. Some babies take longer to start teething though. If your child was born premature that could also affect when they will start teething. If you are very concerned you should talk to a dentist and have them take a look at your child.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why don't all baby teeth have permanant teeth under them?

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Dr. Howard Banner
Dentistry 48 years experience
They should: All 20 baby should under normal circumstances have permanent teeth to replace them. Occasionally one or more permanent teeth may be congenitally missing.

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