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The Tooth Fairy – Advice On Loose Teeth

The Tooth Fairy – Advice On Loose Teeth
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

Read The Tooth Fairy – Advice On Loose Teeth by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S. to learn more about Grove Smiles® Dentistry and our Dentistry office in Coconut Grove, FL.

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tooth-fairy-family-dentist-coconut-grove-flThe magic of the season allows us to also reflect on the amazing other magical legendary creatures that we remember so well as children – for instance, the tooth fairy.

While all have a memory or two of us losing our baby teeth, the act of losing the teeth also marked important milestones which symbolized us becoming “big kids!”

The Council of Legendary Parents

Now as parents we are the council of legendary creatures and need to make decisions for our children in regards to them loosing their baby teeth.

To help here is some information to help you and your child get through this phase with a smile!

Let It Happen Naturally

Many parents wonder if they should be trying to get their child’s baby teeth out as soon as possible after they become loose.  Our best advice is to allow your children’s baby teeth to fall out naturally. Normally or as nature intended allows for a baby tooth to become loose as a permanent tooth starts coming in. This process causes the roots of the baby tooth to dissolve until the tooth is loose enough to fall out painlessly.  In the mean time relax for it may take a few months for the baby tooth to become loose enough to fall out.

You can encourage your child to wiggle the tooth to loosen it, but don’t try to force it.  For example, don’t pull the classic “tie your tooth to the door knob” stunt.  If the root is only half dissolved, and therefore not ready to fall out yet, it could break and become infected if yanked out abruptly.

Special TLC For Teeth That May Be Knocked Out

If your child’s baby tooth was knocked out long before it would have fallen out, it may be a good idea to visit a dentist to get it checked out. When a tooth is prematurely knocked out, there is a risk of infection and damage to the permanent tooth.

Ensuring the Best Smile For Your Child in Coconut Grove, FL

This is an exciting time for your child!  Getting presents from the tooth fairy as well as having their permanent teeth grow in are special moments for them.

As your trusted dental practice, we at Grove Smiles Dentistry in Coconut Grove, FL are here to make these experiences as positive as they can be for both you and your child.  So please do not hesitate to call and schedule an appointment with any questions or concerns that you may have.

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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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