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Is It Okay To Pull Your Child’s Loose Tooth?

Parents often feel conflicted when it comes to pulling their children’s baby teeth. Some teeth fall out easily while others take a bit longer. So what is the right thing to do? 

Key takeaways:

• Baby teeth usually fall out on their own. Be patient. They will eventually come out. However, if a tooth feels extremely loose grab it using a tissue and gently pull it out.

• Encourage your child to wiggle the tooth using their clean fingers or their tongue. Doing this will loosen the tooth and help it to come out naturally.

• Avoid forcing the tooth out. Instead, consult your child’s dentist and they will check for underlying problems and come up with a treatment plan. 

If you’re concerned about your child’s loose tooth, follow up with their dentist before pulling out the tooth.

Read more here https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/should-you-pull-your-childs-loose-tooth/

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.

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