Your first set of teeth grows in when you are approximately 6 months old. These baby teeth, or deciduous teeth, grow in at a size that fits your jawbone at the time.
As you get older, most parts of your body-including your jawbone--continue to grow. But your teeth stay the same size. Eventually, your baby teeth become too small for your larger jaw.
Between 6 and 12 years of age, you grow a new set of teeth that pushes out your baby teeth. These larger adult teeth are a perfect fit for your bigger jawbone. As a result, there's no need to go through another round of losing teeth.
Brian T. Montreal, Canada
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