Oral Health

Posted by: lizelle | 2012/11/14


5 year old''s second tooth


My 5 year old daughter lost her 1st tooth (bottom) about 2 months ago. The new tooth pushed the milk tooth out.

Now i have noticed the second one (next to the first one) is coming out, but behind the milk tooth and doesn''t quite seem to be in line with the first one. Is this normal. Will it just push the milk tooth out and shift into that position? When she lost the first one i also noticed it being slightly behind the milk tooth but seems to have shifted more in line with the other teeth now.
I read the new teeth also come out in the order the milk teeth came out. So far that''s happening. Just wanted to check on the position of that new tooth.


Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

This is quite normal. The teeth may move into position depending on space, adjacent teeth, tongue etc.
Just continue her regular dental visits.

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