If you’re wondering how to pull your child’s loose baby tooth, you have come to the right blog. Today, our dentists are happy to share tips and tricks that can help you deal with and pull your child’s loose baby tooth. Before we begin, it’s important to keep a cool and calm head. Don’t make the situation scary or nerve-wracking. Keep things simple and easy. You should also do the following things:
- Let your child wiggle the tooth as often as possible. They can wiggle it with their fingers or even their tongue. The more they wiggle it, the easier it can come out of the mouth. Once the tooth can move back and forth and side to side without pain, it’s ready to come out.
- Have your child bite into hard foods, like apples. This can further loosen the tooth and it might even pull the tooth out on its own. When this happens, make sure your child doesn’t eat the tooth.
- When you need to pull the tooth out of the mouth, grab a tissue and use it to grasp the tooth with your pointer finger and thumb. When you’re ready, pull the tooth with a gentle tug. The tooth should come right out. If it’s resistant or if it causes your child pain, it’s best to wait a few days to try again.
Call Children’s Dentistry today at 801-295-8322 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our dental team will be happy to tell you all about how to deal with loose baby teeth in Centerville, Utah. Dr. Mark Nelson and Dr. Treagan White look forward to hearing from and helping you!