handling child's loose tooth

Handling Your Child’s Loose Tooth

If your child’s baby teeth are loose, it is better to let the process occur naturally. Pulling the tooth may cause unnecessary bleeding and pain. It may even result in infection.

Key takeaways:

– Your dentist will check if the teeth require any other intervention during regular check-ups. 

– You can let your child wiggle the loose tooth, but don’t encourage them to pull it.

– Be supportive and let the natural process of losing baby teeth happen.

Remember to schedule regular check-ups for your child so that your dentist can make sure their adult teeth are coming in properly. Also encourage your child to develop healthy habits like eating well and brushing regularly to lay good foundations for their beautiful, adult smile.

Caring for primary teeth until they naturally fall out can help your child have the best chance for a healthy smile.

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Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.