May 19, 2014

Trick To Pulling Baby Teeth

When your child's teeth get loose, it's important for them to wiggle them out as soon as possible.  If a loose primary or baby tooth is left in the mouth it can collect food or dental plaque.  In some cases this can lead to cavities on the incoming permanent tooth.  See Doctor Gill's youtube video on a simple trick to get those stubborn baby teeth out.  Using regular dental floss, loop a knot around the loose tooth.  Slide the loop up the tooth as high as you can get it on the front and back.  Pull the ends of the floss, or have your child pull if they prefer.  When done right the tooth should pop out of the mouth without any pain.  Most children have 20 baby teeth to lose between the ages of 6 and 12.