At what age do children start losing their baby teeth?

Curated News:

By Timberlake Dental curated from Mayo Clinic

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“A child’s baby teeth (primary teeth) begin to loosen and fall out on their own to make room for permanent teeth at about age 6…”

See full article on Mayo Clinic


When baby teeth fall out is of course variable, according to this article, which is also a very good summary of what you can expect overall.  Girls lose theirs before boys – and the teeth generally fall out in the same order they came in.  The first ones to fall out are of course the front teeth, which lead to those  adorable pictures!

Dr. Rodney Chowning, General Dentistry, Denton, TX