should I pull-out a loose baby tooth

Should I Pull Out a Loose Baby Tooth?

Is your child beginning to lose his or her baby teeth? This is a completely natural process and parents should be aware of what steps to take. It is always best to leave a tooth alone to fall out naturally, as opposed to removing it. What are some other takeaway points?

-Encourage the child to brush regularly.

Don’t try to pull out the loose tooth, or you risk pain and infection.

-See a dentist to ensure that all adult teeth are coming in straight.

“When it’s time for your little one to lose their baby teeth, you can be encouraging and supportive.”

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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.