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Question:
My youngest daughter is 6 1/2 years old. She has already lost two bottom teeth and one tooth on top, another on to is ready to come out anyday. My question is how many baby teeth will she actually lose?

My oldest daughter had alot of problems with her teeth and most were pulled out before she was 4, therefore I don't know what to expect. Will she only lose these four teeth, or will she lose many more? ...Robin in NC

Answer:
Robin, children have 20 primary teeth. All of these teeth will be lost usually by the time they are 12-13 years of age.

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