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

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Dr. Scott Peters
Dentistry - Pediatric

In brief: Girls

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

In brief: Girls

Girls tend to loose their teeth earlier and get their permanent teeth earlier than boys.
However this can vary by child.
Dr. Scott Peters
Dr. Scott Peters
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Girls

Girls mature earlier and faster than boys.
On average they begin to loose baby teeth a bout a year before boys, and get loose the last of their baby teeth about a year before boys. They also enter pubertal growth spurt earlier and stop growing earlier. That's why you see girls in braces earlier than boys. If you have concerns, see a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist for guidance.

In brief: Girls

Girls mature earlier and faster than boys.
On average they begin to loose baby teeth a bout a year before boys, and get loose the last of their baby teeth about a year before boys. They also enter pubertal growth spurt earlier and stop growing earlier. That's why you see girls in braces earlier than boys. If you have concerns, see a pediatric dentist or an orthodontist for guidance.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Same

There is no difference.

In brief: Same

There is no difference.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Ah, but there is. On average a year. Girls simply mature faster than boys in so many ways, including their dentition.
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