Really? Teething and big kids?

Yes, kids up to age twelve are likely to be in some stage of teething, whether it be teeth coming in or falling out or both. Don’t forget that even college aged kids can go through a teething period when the wisdom teeth begin to emerge, if they do at all. Mine came in and all four came out, while I was in college.

Here are some guidelines on what to expect from age 6-12 and beyond:

Big Kid

6 to 12 years
Your child starts losing his teeth. During these years, his grin is composed of both baby teeth and permanent teeth as one type replaces the other.

They can fall out in any order, but your child may lose his baby teeth in the same order in which they arrived. The middle teeth are usually the first to go (at 6 to 7 years), followed by the ones on either side (at 7 to 8 years). The molars can be lost at any time after that, but will likely be gone between 9 and 12 years.



12 years
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Your child has a set of 28 permanent, adult teeth. (His four wisdom teeth will make their debut when he’s 16 to 19 years old.)



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