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Baby teeth not falling out; should I panic?


As mystical as the tale of the tooth fairy might seems, it has been known to effectively play a hilariously important role in keeping little children grounded. The idea that the tooth fairy takes away a tooth that has recently come out and leaves money in exchange has created quite the story for parents to tell children and for children to adorably look forward to.

However, it becomes a huge source of concern for parents when baby teeth won’t fall out because this defies the natural order of things and generally worrisome for parents and guardians.

Why wouldn’t my baby’s teeth fall out  

When a child begins to clock the ages 5 – 6, it is naturally expected that they already begin to lose some of their teeth, this is naturally known to start happening as early as age 5 and as late as age 7.

By Age 8 the average child should have lost eight baby teeth the four frontals precisely (both up and down).

However certain things can cause delays to this natural occurrence, and they could range from – the chance that there might not be enough room for the other teeth to sprout so that the baby teeth are pushed out to extra teeth that grow within and consequently blocking the natural process of the sprouting of permanent teeth.

The aforementioned and many more could be the best explanation to the reason why your baby’s teeth don’t fall out.

What should I do if my baby teeth won’t fall out

If despite the waiting and hoping, your child’s baby teeth defy the natural odds and wouldn’t come off in due time, there should be no cause for alarm because a visit to an efficient dentist on time for consultation could help solve this dental issue.

The dentist would check if your child’s baby teeth are loose and if that’s the case, the dentist may recommend oral exercises for your child in order to aid the loose teeth off. However, if it’s not a case of loose teeth, the dentist might recommend running further diagnostic checks in order to get to the root of the matter and propose further lines of action.

Also, the dentist might consider and suggest an extraction if it is a case of extra teeth, i.e., an extra tooth growing within and blocking new ones from sprouting

The dentist could also refer your child to an orthodontist if perchance it’s a case of overcrowding by ingrown teeth, so as to get first hand knowledge of what teeth can be safely extracted without future consequences and if the said extraction would allow permanent teeth’s growth in your baby’s mouth


In as much as it is very natural to be concerned about the fact that your child’s teeth aren’t falling off so others could grow but it is even more imperative to promptly seek professional advice about how to go about your child’s dental set whilst they are younglings and before it gets more complicated

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