When do children start to lose their baby teeth?
Children lose their primary, or baby teeth in the same order that they appeared when they were infants. The first teeth that they lose are the two front upper and lower central incisors, generally between 6 and 7 years of age. The next teeth that your child will lose are lateral incisors which are the teeth next to the front teeth. These are usually lost between 7 and 8 years of age. Between 9 and 11 years of age the first molars are lost, then the second molars are lost between 10 and 12 years of age.
Through the years as a child loses primary teeth and the permanent (adult) teeth grow in, a mixture of primary and permanent teeth is common.
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