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Dental and Oral Health (Children)

Baby and adult teeth

03/21/2008

Question:

when does a child finish losing his or her baby teeth

Answer:

Thanks for the great question. The range of when children get and lose their baby teeth is very wide. In many cases the sequence,(how the teeth come in), is more critical than the chronological age at which they do. Having said that, MOST kids when finish losing their baby teeth around 11-12 years old. But every child is different and the 14 year old with 3 baby teeth may just be on a different 'pace'.

Hope that helps.

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Response by:

Sarath  Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Sarath Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
Professor
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati