Have you ever swallowed any teeth?

@sacmom (14250)
United States
January 12, 2009 4:30pm CST
Sounds gross, doesn't it? But whether it's your baby teeth or adult teeth it's bound to happen one time or another, I suppose. I'm pretty sure it's happened to me a couple of times when I was little. A baby tooth would be all wiggly, but I wouldn't want to pull it out or get it pulled out. I'd wait until it would come out on it's own. So sometimes I would go to sleep with the loose tooth still in my mouth. But a couple of times after I woke up I looked to see how my wiggly tooth was doing in my mouth, but it wasn't there. So I'd go back to where I had been sleeping and look for it, but it wasn't there either. I can only assume that I swallowed it sometime during the night. Yuck. So what about you. Have you ever swallowed any teeth? How did you feel about it?
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@lynnchua (3416)
• Singapore
17 Jan 09
That's doesn't sounds gross to me, as my cute son swallowed his baby teeth twice when it wiggler (once he was having a banana when he swallowed the first and the other time while he was having his dinner).
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
18 Jan 09
What about if you swallowed your own teeth? Would it gross you out then?
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@twinklee (894)
• India
13 Jan 09
Hi , sounds that you were naughty, i dint have any experience as such before, but had struggled with the teeth when it was under the falling stage, i used to shake it to let it go out of the mouth, but had failed in many attempts, also i used to byte some hard toffees to make it fall,i succeeded with it too, also once without any intention i byte raw mango , accidently my tooth came out of the shell.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Jan 09
How exactly was I naughty? LOL I've lost some of my baby teeth in this manor, but never intentionally! I always preferred to let them fall out on their own, without forcing them to come out.
@twinklee (894)
• India
15 Jan 09
Naughty in the sense, i thought you were playing with that tooth.. with your crazy work it came out and you swallowed it
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Ahhh, actually I did! The majority of them I got out with no problem, once they were ready to come out. I never swallowed any of them when I was awake. Thank goodness!
@lovesummer (1162)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 09
hahahha,, oh my gosh,, no never,,, i always had the wiggly teeth taken off by tying them tight with a slim string under the teeth it breaks the root of the tooth. It worked fine. I didnt like wiggly tooth in my mouth when i was younger.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I couldn't bring myself to do the string thing. It freaked me out too bad. I'd rather have a wiggly tooth in my mouth any day when I was a kid! LOL
@zhuuraan (961)
• United States
14 Feb 09
I concur! My fiance and I both think that sounds rather painful! Hurts to think about!
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@Qaeyious (2361)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I remember the incident well - I was in the first grade during recess, on the monkey bars (this was back in the early 60s when monkey bars were a common playground item) I lost half a tooth when I slipped and banged my front teeth on the metal bar. The inner half sheared off, and ... (gulp) I suppose during the digestion process I had an extra boost of calcium ...
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
17 Jan 09
Monkey bars? I remember those. Though I usually avoided them as I was worried something bad would happen like what happened in your case. Ouch! So did you play on the monkey bars after this incident or did you end up giving it up?
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
Hi sacmom! haha..I really don't remember if I swallowed one of my baby tooth when I was very young. I guess, probably but I am not sure though. haha..It maybe be yucky but it does happens and I am glad that if ever we swallow them accidentally, I am sure it will just go out at the other end. haha.. Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
14 Jan 09
Yep, that's where they'd end up. Gross! LOL
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
haha...
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I have swallowed one that I am aware of. I was eating a apple and it came out with the apple and I swallowed then felt the hole and knew I had swallowed the tooth while eating the apple. I don't recall swallowing another one though. Well being a kid at the time I was devastated because I thought the tooth fairy wouldn't show because I swallowed my tooth..But they did the reason being that tooth fairies liked under the pillow best but they will pay for wherever it is.lol Lucky me..
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Really? I don't recall being paid for the ones that I lost. I lost one of my baby teeth in an apple once. But it stuck to the part I was holding, not the piece in my mouth. LOL
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Well, some families mine included would give anywhere from 5 cents to a quarter per tooth which they told us came from a tooth fairy when we were younger. Nowadays kids get $1-$5 per tooth..I feel that they got it alot better then we did but them again stuff cost alot more too.
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@wolveren (1577)
• Cebu, Philippines
13 Jan 09
Whooaa! Now that you mentioned it I think I did swallow my own teeth when I was a kid. I was sucking at a lollipop one day and while doing so I accidentally wrenched loose a milk teeth. the next few suck came and oppss I think I swallowed a tooth! Lol.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
13 Jan 09
You're not sure?
@wolveren (1577)
• Cebu, Philippines
13 Jan 09
Yeah till now I wasn't sure it really was my milk tooth. Could have been a chunk of the lollipop. Lol. But I was missing a tooth so probably it was the tooth. Lol.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
2 Apr 09
Not that I can remember. I remember losing a tooth that I was trying to save for the tooth fairy when I was little lol. The last tooth I had pulled was my wisdom tooth. It was so painful.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I know the feeling. I had 4 wisdom teeth pulled back when I was a teenager.
@ivan2000bd (1009)
• Sweden
15 Feb 09
dear sacmom. the teeth which you swallowed, is that still in your belly? i cant remember i had done something like this in my life. i used to put my teeth in rabit's hole to have strong teeth. i didnt swallowone of them. happy lotting
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Feb 09
I really doubt it as it was close to 30 years ago!
@ersmommy1 (12596)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Pretty sure the tooth fairy got all of mine. Lucky you didn't choke. If I did swallow any, I am just glad I don't remember. Ouch!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Ouch and yuck! LOL
@zhuuraan (961)
• United States
14 Feb 09
Yes and no! lol What I mean is I have not swallowed any real teeth, but I did swallow a fake plastic tooth that I had when I had braces. I had lost a permanent tooth due to an accident when I was a kid and they put in a false plastic tooth attatched to my braces. I was at the dentist one day and they were doing some work on the braces and the fake tooth dropped in my mouth. The doctor attempted to retrieve it, but it went to the back of my throat and next thing I knew, I had swallowed it. I couldn't do anything about it cuz they had those big rubber thingies they use to hold your moth open in my mouth. Interesting that I happened to be at the dentist though. I suppose if I'm to swallow a tooth, that's not a bad place to do it. Anyway the tooth didn't do any harm and they simply attached another one to the braces. So that's why I say yes and no. I've never to my knowledge swallowed a real tooth. They've usually come out in food, apple, pizza, and various other things. Either that or I wiggled it with my tongue enough to make it fall. Great discussion though, even though I'm a month late!
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Feb 09
Better late than never! I lost the majority of my baby teeth by just wiggling them with my tongue when they were loose. I also lost a couple of them while eating, though not at the same time. LOL
• United States
27 Jan 09
I don't think that I have ever swallowed a tooth before. At least I can't remember ever doing so. I don't even recall any of my children ever doing that.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
28 Jan 09
Sounds like all of you were very fortunate. If only I could have been so lucky!
@GreenMoo (11837)
22 Jan 09
Yuk, I've never thought about it, but I suppose it's possible. I don't think I ever swallowed any of my baby teeth though. I was far too keen to get them out so that I could pop them under the pillow in readiness for the tooth fairy to come and swap them for loot!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
23 Jan 09
I couldn't wait to put them under my pillow either, but to pull them out was another matter. I'd much rather wait then force them out.
@tonytt2009 (1706)
• China
19 Jan 09
Wow,you mean you have swallowed two of your teeth when you're little?As far I rememeber,I don't have that kind of experience~lol it's a little bit hard for me to image the feeling and thus just response your post with no details~Good days my friend~
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
20 Jan 09
I'm assuming I did, seeing as I didn't find them. Though they were at separate times in my life. I didn't go and swallow 2 at once! LOL
@Bebs08 (10685)
• United States
19 Jan 09
Oh!! gross!! hahaha I never experience swallowing a tooth. It's so dangerous when you are sleeping and you have lose teeth in your mouth? I remembered one time when my friend has a false teeth and it is not tightly attached. She always take it out at night when she is sleeping afraid that it might stock up on her throat and she might not be able to wake up.. I mean if she will be choked because of the teeth? It is better to be careful than sorry.
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
19 Jan 09
I guess it could have been if I would have swallowed wrong. I think it's always a good idea to remove false teeth before going to sleep. Like you said it's better to be safe than sorry.
• Canada
17 Jan 09
I have swallowed bits of teeth that broke in my sleep. I was worried that it would be cutting up my insides, but I think it passed like a kernel of corn or whatever.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
18 Jan 09
A kernel of corn? Well, that's one way to look at it.
@chrislotz (8200)
• Canada
16 Jan 09
I don't remember ever swallowing any of my teeth, even when I was young. But I sure do have a lot of dreams about it. I dream constantly that my teeth are falling out and some of them I end up swallowing and others I end up spitting out. I bet I have had this dream at least a hundred times if not more. And I mean they are all falling out at the same time. It is awful and I always wake up and look in the mirror or run my tongue across my teeth. It feels so real at the time. I wonder what it means? Anyone reading this, if they know what it is supposed to mean, please let me know. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I've had the same dream many times, though not so much lately, thank goodness. LOL I don't know what it means, but I'm guessing that it has something to do with our subconscious when we lost our baby teeth. Even though it is a natural part of life it is still a little freaky to us, don't you think?
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I think i had been through that before because i can not find my loose teeth in the morning, it probably fell off from the loose attachment right into my stomach during my sleep. Since i slept with my back on the bed, it is so convenient for my teeth to find its way out of my mouth. I feel it is kind of gross to have my own teeth in my stomach but it is a better feeling than having other people teeth in there. LOL!
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
17 Jan 09
That's for sure!
• United States
15 Jan 09
um..not that i recall. usually when my teeth were hanging on as a kid,i ripped it out rather than have it wiggling all day. i do recall swallowing shards of one after a car accident though. bound to happen in that circumstance.
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Jan 09
Yikes! I guess so!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
I agree... that does sound gross... so it is a good thing that i have never swallowed any teeth... i don't remember that ever happening... and i don't think that is something that one will ever forget... since swallowing a tooth can either be funny or traumatic... i hope that doesn't happen to my daughter in the future...
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
15 Jan 09
I wouldn't say it was traumatic for me, but it wasn't funny either. Though it was gross!