Early developers lose their baby teeth earlier
Generally speaking, the earlier (or later) your child develops their first teeth, the earlier (or later) they will tend to lose them. However, please bear in mind that this is just the general trend, not an absolute rule.
Wobbly tooth at a young age? No need to worry!
The average age for losing the first baby teeth is anywhere from 5-7 years old. However, there are plenty of outliers who lose their teeth earlier. If your child has wobbly teeth at a younger age such as 4, then there is no need to worry about it. The notable exception to this is if the loose tooth was caused by a dental trauma, in which case you should visit a dentist immediately.
Let loose teeth fall out naturally
If your child has a wobbly tooth then you should not pull it out forcibly. It’s by far preferable to let nature take its course. However, if the adult tooth is already coming through and causing pain or discomfort then you may want to get assistance from a pediatric dentist.
A checkup is recommended for kids who still haven’t lost teeth by age 7
If your child is 7 or 8 years old and still hasn’t lost any baby teeth then you may want to consult with your dentist. Although being late is not a big problem per se, it is nevertheless prudent to have an X-Ray done to check if there are any developmental issues.
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