Post # 1
My six and a half year old daughter really wants lose a tooth. She is very small for her age and didn’t get her first primary tooth until almost 9 months old, so I was not expecting her to start losing teeth soon. She is always checking for “wigglers”. Low and behold, today she tells me her two middle bottom teeth are loose, and they are. Is it possible that her constant wiggling to check for loose teeth have prematurely loosened her teeth? If so, what are the consequences to her future tooth alignment?
Post # 3
She’s right on schedule to lose those teeth anyway, so I doubt she did anything to them herself. When the permanent teeth are ready to pop through, the roots of the baby teeth resorb and begin to loosen. Its really a natural progression, and she’s at the average age for that to happen.
As long as she has enough space for all permanent teeth to erupt exactly where they belong, her alignment will be fine. That’s not to say she wouldn’t need some correction anyway either from some other mouth habit or hereditary factors.
If she was 4, I’d worry. At 6? Nope.
Post # 4
@ItWasntMe: Thanks. I guess because she is so tiny for her age that I assumed she would be a “late bloomer” opposed to right on schedule.
Post # 5
Sure. If you look around at her classmates, I’ll bet more than half of them have some permanent incisors already. It’s another milestone that takes many people by surprise. 🙂