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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM
 
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My son turned 5 in May and hes already lost his two bottom teeth and another bottom one in the front is now loose. This seems like a lot to me at once. It sounds like kids do lose teeth as young as 4 but most 5 year olds I know have lost two teeth. I however was 4 when I lost my first. I just feel anxious about it. Hes been going to the dentist since 3, weve been diligent about brushing teeth, no issues but I wish his teeth would have stuck around longer.
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Old Today, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It happens in phases, and it varies for everyone but it usually happens within the same age range.

I remember with one of my kids, teeth seemed to fall out in kindergarten like leaves from a tree. It was crazy! He was just going through a growth spurt though. Better to have them fall out than have to have them removed.
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Old Today, 07:50 AM
 
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Did you put money under his pillow? When I was a kid, I put my tooth there and got a quarter.
The next night, I stuck my mom's DENTURES under my pillow!
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Old Today, 08:50 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Did you put money under his pillow? When I was a kid, I put my tooth there and got a quarter.
The next night, I stuck my mom's DENTURES under my pillow!
Why did your mom have dentures already, when you were that small? Who has dentures when they're in their 20's or 30's, or even early 40's?

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Old Today, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Nothing to worry about OP. They tend to fall out in groups. He sees a dentist regularly so if there was an issue I'm sure the dentist would catch it.

My kids both had teeth removed by the dentist between 6-10 years old or so to make room for adult teeth and to lessen the amount of time braces would be needed. We knew early on that braces were going to be needed.
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Old Today, 09:55 AM
 
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Why did your mom have dentures already, when you were that small? Who has dentures when they're in their 20's or 30's, or even early 40's?

My grandmother had full dentures in her 30s because of a genetic disorder.

Regardless, 4 or 5 isn't early to lose teeth. My kids all got and lost teeth early, as did I. I had lost all of my baby teeth before I turned 8.
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Old Today, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Brew City
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My oldest started losing them at four and they came out fast. She even broke her front permanent tooth at six .
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