When a Baby Tooth Is Chipped
If you notice that your baby has accidentally chipped one or more teeth, do not fret. It is often possible to reattach a fragment if it is stored correctly. Let’s take a look at a handful of suggestions.
– Gently rinse the chipped piece with water.
– It can then be stored in milk or saliva.
– If the moisture is maintained, the dentist may be able to affix it to the existing tooth.
“As long as the tooth fragment is kept moist, your dentist may still be able to reattach it to your child’s tooth.”
Check out that oral care professionals have to say:
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.