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A timeline for your child's tooth loss

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Be ready for the tooth fairy with this handy chart for kids' tooth loss

Around the time kids start kindergarten, they start hearing rumors about the infamous tooth fairy and wish for loose teeth.

You, too, start envisioning toothless school pictures, and just like that, you've caught the toothless bug. All of a sudden, you're both checking for loose teeth every night at bedtime and wondering when it's finally going to happen.

According to Dr. Greg Jorgensen, most children start losing teeth around 6 years old. The lower front teeth (incisors) typically go first, followed by the top front two. The first eight baby teeth are usually lost between the ages of 6 and 8, according to his website.

Follow this chart to get a better idea of what teeth might fall out when.

Be ready for the tooth fairy with this handy chart for kids' tooth loss
Image: Becci Burkhart/SheKnows

Sources: WebMD, Jorgensen Orthodontics

This post was sponsored by ProNamel® 6-12 Years Toothpaste for Kids.

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