What to Do With Loose Teeth

Posted March 14, 2016.

What do you know about your little one’s teeth? Do you ever wonder if there is something special you’ll need to do when it’s time to remove your children’s teeth? Do you worry about the idea of pulling your little one’s teeth? If you would like more information on issues such as these, please read on.

Generally, baby’s teeth start coming in when they are approximately six months old and they should have all twenty of their baby teeth when they’re three years old. Incidentally, your child’s teeth should fall out in the order they came in. Typically, the bottom center teeth are the first to come in, meaning they’re also the first to go. Similarly, if your child’s teeth come in while they’re young, they’ll usually fall out earlier. Of course, each child loses teeth at different ages. Some children won’t lose their tooth until they’re eight years old.

However, when the first tooth is loose, there are a few things you should know. For instance, when the tooth becomes loose, adult teeth have already started to grow and the baby tooth’s roots have retracted. Still, a small amount of tissue is holding the tooth in place. This means that once the tooth is extremely loose, you can pull it out. However, when you do, please make sure your hands are clean and use a cloth or tissue. To pull the tooth, please rotate it rather than yank on it.

If you’re interested in learning more, please feel free to contact Agape Dentist at 781.995.4445. Also, please remember to bring your child to visit our dentist, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni, when your little one is about six months old. We’re excited to hear from you.

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