Re: Baby teeth still in at age 13
I lost all my baby teeth very slowly. A few came out on their own, but I "helped" a lot: I checked constantly to see if I could wiggle them at all, and if I could, it was time for it to come out. I had 4 pulled by a dentist, about half a dozen came out on their own, and the rest I pulled myself. My upper canines were the last to go, when I was about 15. My mom told me that my great-grandmother had slow teeth, too, and that it was genetic. All that to say, is there a history of this kind of thing in your family? Such as the baby teeth growing in slowly, or others who keep their baby teeth a little long than normal? If he doesn't try to take them out at all, I would think the adult teeth might just wait around behind the baby teeth. I do think pulling them all at once is a bit radical. Hope I was helpful!