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Doctor insights on: Is It Possible To Never Lose Your Baby Teeth

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Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Baby teeth- how important are baby teeth? Can rotten baby teeth affect babies? When should I take baby to the doctor?

Yes. Peds dentist: Rotten baby teeth can reflect more than poor hygiene, and can sometimes be a sign of a nutritional or systemic disorder. Although they will be replaced by adult teeth, rotten teeth and associated bacteria in the mouth have been linked to heart disease in adults. Get your baby to a pediatric dentist as soon as you can.

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is it common to lose your baby teeth at four years old?

Is it common to lose your baby teeth at four years old?

No: Baby teeth start to fall out around age 6. So 4 is too early, but not impossible. Please take her to a pediatric dentist.

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What age should children lose baby teeth?

What age should children lose baby teeth?

Starts about six: Most children start losing their lower front baby teeth about six years of age. Followed by the upper front baby teeth about 6 1/2 to 7.

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Can there be any baby teeth children do not lose?

Can there be any baby teeth children do not lose?

Its possible: There are some rare cases in which baby teeth are not lost, although most people do lose all their baby teeth.

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What is the age that kids lose their first baby teeth?

What is the age that kids lose their first baby teeth?

Age 4-7: Children will normally begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4-7. 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!

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My son is almost 11 but has only two adult teeth. No sign of losing any baby teeth. Is this something to be concerned about?

My son is almost 11 but has only two adult teeth. No sign of losing any baby teeth. Is this something to be concerned about?

Delayed eruption: Not abnormal, some children will get their teeth earlier while others later. It is normal. When children's teeth come in later than average, it is called delayed tooth eruption. Good luck.

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When are children supposed to start losing their baby teeth? My son is six and has yet to have any teeth even become loose. Is this something to be concerned about? .

When are children supposed to start losing their baby teeth? My son is six and has yet to have any teeth even become loose. Is this something to be concerned about? .

I: I would not be concerned because some of my patients do not lose teeth until seven and it will usually be the lower front central incisors. Some children will start exfoliating teeth at age four or five. I find that the children that are late with the eruption of their baby teeth seem to show the same pattern with the eruption of the permanent teeth. There is a year or two fluctuation with the eruption scheme of the permanent teeth. Also around this time the six year molars will start to erupt but again they may not start till seven. These teeth do not replace baby teeth and they erupt way in the back of the mouth. This is why it is important to have a dental exam and a panoramic x-ray at age six to check for proper growth and developement. This x-ray allows one to see all the teeth growing in the mouth. It is not uncommon to have baby teeth until the age of 12 and sometimes 13. There are genetic components involved meaning if the parents got there teeth in late usually we see the same trend with their children. Hope this helps.

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Does everybody lose all theirr baby teeth, even the molars?

Does everybody lose all theirr baby teeth, even the molars?

Yes: Yes. There are 20 primary or "baby" teeth. The only time a baby tooth may not be lost, is if there is no permanent tooth to replace it.

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Who loses baby teeth sooner, the boys or the girls?

Who loses baby teeth sooner, the boys or the girls?

Girls: Girls tend to loose their teeth earlier and get their permanent teeth earlier than boys. However this can vary by child.

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Is it normal for a 7 year old to lose 6 baby teeth in just 3 months?

Is it normal for a 7 year old to lose 6 baby teeth in just 3 months?

Absolutely: Timing and position of loss of baby teeth and eruption of permanent teeth is exquisitely important for normal alignment. At age 7 your child should have their 1st orthodontic appointment. The orthodontist can monitor eruption and intervene if necessary to assure the best eruption pattern for your child. Go see an orthodontist...1st appointment usually free or very low cost.

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Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Can losing baby teeth be the cause of bad breath in children?

Infection: Bad breath sign of infection, as in abscessed baby tooth. Or can be from poor oral hygiene. Need to gloss your child's teeth daily. Or can be infected tonsils/adenoids. Start w dentist. He may want you to see ent.

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Is it worrying for a 13-year-old girl to still be losing baby teeth?

Is it worrying for a 13-year-old girl to still be losing baby teeth?

Eruption Pattern: Every child is different. No one answer will satisfy your question. Ask the child's dentist their opinion on her eruption pattern.

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Is a space maintainer really necessary? My daughter has been losing her baby teeth normally, but she just had one knocked out. It's next to one that is already loose, so I'm thinking it might have come out soon anyway? Does she really need a space maintai

Is a space maintainer really necessary? My daughter has been losing her baby teeth normally, but she just had one knocked out. It's next to one that is already loose, so I'm thinking it might have come out soon anyway? Does she really need a space maintai

Absolutely!: Every situation is unique, whenever a primary tooth is lost prematurely, the remaining permanent teeth will shift into the space. This tends to make many of the surrounding teeth crooked also.

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Is a cavity in a baby tooth worth filling? My daughter is 8 and losing most of her baby teeth. She has a cavity in one that will probably fall out soon. Do I need to get this filled? I don't want to cause her any more pain than I have to..

Is a cavity in a baby tooth worth filling? My daughter is 8 and losing most of her baby teeth. She has a cavity in one that will probably fall out soon. Do I need to get this filled? I don't want to cause her any more pain than I have to..

Fill the tooth!: Some baby teeth are meant to stay in a child's mouth until about age 10 or 11. If the tooth you are referring to is one of those teeth, it is maintaining the space for that adult tooth. That is why it should be filled. In addition, in today's world of dental medicine, a filling should not cause any pain! See your dentist to determine when that tooth should be falling out. Than make your decision.

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Is there anything we need to do to prepare for our son losing his baby teeth? He just turned five, and I guess the time is not too far away. I remember when I was little I was scared of having them pulled, and would let them stay in my mouth far too long.

Is there anything we need to do to prepare for our son losing his baby teeth? He just turned five, and I guess the time is not too far away. I remember when I was little I was scared of having them pulled, and would let them stay in my mouth far too long.

Kids: Kids are familiar with growing out of their shoes and their clothes and putting them aside to make room for bigger ones. It shoud be easy for your child to understand that he is outgrowing his baby teeth and that they should be put aside to make room for the bigger, more grown up ones. The tooth fairy thing makes it more fun and something to look forward to. Check the children's section at your local library or book store for one of the many excellent books on the subject geared for 5 year olds.

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What causes baby teeth loose?

What causes baby teeth loose?

You don't: Mother nature does. As permanent teeth develop roots of baby teeth dissolve away and baby tooth falls out. Once baby tooth root has dissolved away enough, and the remaining crown starts to loosen, wiggling the baby tooth may help it fall out. If not sure, ask your very knowledgeable well-trained general dentist, pediatric dental specialist, or orthodontic specialist.

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How many baby teeth are there?

How many baby teeth are there?

20: Normally there are twenty baby teeth, ten in each jaw. They start appearing by the age of six months and should be complete by about two and half years. They then start falling off from the age of 6 years and continue falling till about 13 years

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Are there nerves in human baby teeth?

Absolutely: And as a result baby teeth require the same exquisite care as permanent teeth. 1st dental check-up age 1 please.

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Baby Teeth (Definition)

The first teeth which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. The first primary tooth comes in at about 6 months of age and the 20th and last primary tooth erupts at around 2 1/2 years of age. The primary teeth are replaced beginning usually at about age 6. Also called baby teeth, milk teeth, temporary ...Read more