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A 33-year-old female asked about a female:

My 5yr old has multiple front bottom teeth getting a little loose. is that normal? she also has one bottom tooth that has gaps on both sides.

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 34 years experience
Yes: If they are her baby teeth...Then yes it is perfectly normal.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 37 years experience
Baby teeth: It is normal for a 5 year old to start to loose their first baby teeth. They start to get loose, but are usually not painful. Don't worry about this. Just get your son ready for his first visit from the tooth fairy. It the permanent teeth come in before the baby teeth fall out then you should take hi to see the dentist.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Both normal: This is about the time the baby teeth start loosening as the permanent teeth below start to dissolve the baby teeth roots in order to erupt in their place. Spacing is not only normal but preferential as the permanent teeth are larger and need more room. It also makes it less likely that your child will require orthodontic treatment. Crowding is more of a problem than spacing.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
A little early for baby teeth to begin falling out, but not un usual. Your child should be under the care of a Dentist since her 1st b'day. He/she can evaluate her change from baby to permanent teeth. As can a children's dental specialist, a Pedodontist, or an occlusion specialist, an Orthodontist. Please make sure our daughter has regular dental care. Gaps may be normal spacing or cavities.
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Last updated Jun 6, 2022

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