If there’s one thing that N does really well, it’s lose teeth. The new year has started with lots of gappy smiles.
He’s not quite six yet, and on Friday tooth number 6 fell out at school. So the tally is 2 swallowed, 2 lost (on the farm and on a shoot), and 2 brought home from school.
At the moment he has a double gap up top. Although the tooth that fell out over Christmas’s replacement is already well on its way, and the newest gap also has a tooth coming through. So there won’t be a gap for too long. Unlike the bottom gap.
Tooth number 4 that fell out has taken ages to come through, and it’s only just coming now, having been a gap for a few months now. This means that his 3 new teeth down there have spread all over the place. It looks like he has more gaps than he has. The dentist didn’t mention anything when we went just before Christmas. Just her ‘partially extruded’ comment for the relevant gaps.
I was surprised N let me take this photo, because he’s been really stroppy recently. It’s all on his terms now. And even though I wanted to get the top gap, it doesn’t show. But after flicking back through photos and remembering his beautiful perfect smile of little white milk teeth, the gaps make him look much older.
Hopefully he won’t end up with huge front teeth, and teeth that are too big for his mouth when he’s older. I had the same problem. I ended up with 2 teeth removed and a brace plate. Then a further tooth out later when I was struggling to reach my wisdom teeth (mind you having the last one has meant a nice straighter smile on the right hand side without the need for a brace. Who knew adult teeth can still shuffle about of their own accord?).