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03 November 2021

Is it a Good Idea to Pull Out a Child’s Loose Tooth?


Losing baby teeth is a natural part of the growing process — and at times, parents may be tempted to “help” a loose tooth fall out. However, is this a good idea? Pulling out a tooth prematurely might not be the best option.

Most experts agree that it is wiser to allow the tooth to fall out on its own. Parents can encourage their child to play with the tooth so that it becomes dislodged from its temporary roots.

However, the bottom line is that trying to force a tooth out can actually cause damage to occur. Of course, this will also lead to a significant amount of pain. When in doubt, make it a point to speak with a dentist or an oral care specialist to obtain additional advice. Here are three takeaway points to keep in mind:

  • Baby teeth should be allowed to naturally fall out.
  • Children can aid this process by wiggling them.
  • It is best to avoid pulling out a tooth prematurely.
  • “Children typically lose their primary teeth in the same order that the teeth came in.”

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