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Diet affecting baby teeth falling out? [message #819655] Mon, 13 March 2017 12:52 Go to next message
Tracy in Peru  is currently offline Tracy in Peru
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Anyone ever heard of kids needing to "gnaw" food in order for their teeth to fall out naturally?

I have two six year olds whose lower front teeth had to be pulled. The adult teeth came up behind the baby ones, pushing them forward, but they didn't loosen and fall out. Eventually, due to pain, the baby teeth had to be pulled.

The dentist is claiming the girls need to eat apples, corn on the cob and meat (like drumsticks?) or face having all baby teeth pulled.

I just don't know what to think. I wouldn't think habits like cut apples and using utensils instead of gnawing meat and corn would cause this. But two kids, eating the same diet does look suspiciously like there might be something to what the dentist said.

Any thoughts?

In Him--Tracy
Re: Diet affecting baby teeth falling out? [message #819656 is a reply to message #819655 ] Mon, 13 March 2017 14:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rosemary-MI  is currently offline Rosemary-MI
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My oldest son had to have ALL his baby teeth pulled out, the younger one didn't and they ate the same things. Our dentist, my nephew, said some kids are just like that.


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Re: Diet affecting baby teeth falling out? [message #819658 is a reply to message #819655 ] Mon, 13 March 2017 15:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Lisa T.  is currently offline Lisa T.
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Well, maybe the more strenuous biting and chewing helps the baby teeth roots to let go...or maybe the adult teeth just came in so far behind the baby teeth that the baby roots did not dissolve. Who knows?

Lisa T.
Re: Diet affecting baby teeth falling out? [message #819662 is a reply to message #819655 ] Tue, 14 March 2017 08:22 Go to previous message
Lisa R.  is currently offline Lisa R.
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I had a couple of kids who had a baby tooth or two pulled. The reason our dentist gave was that the adult tooth was behind the baby tooth and didn't push it out in the normal way. I suppose that gnawing on food might help, but sense there is a root that keeps the tooth in till it's "time" to fall out, I'm not entirely convinced that chewing will loosen the root.

No time to google just now, but I don't know that I'd change my kids' diet for that reason.

Lisa R.
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