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Is it OK to lose top teeth first?



Is it OK that the first tooth you lose is a top tooth? Does that mean you might be missing bottom permanent teeth?


The sequence and timing of the loss of primary (baby) teeth is highly variable and upper front teeth may be the first to go. You don't mention the age of your child. It's a good idea for him or her to have a thorough dental examination now.

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Dennis J McTigue, DDS Dennis J McTigue, DDS
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University