Pulling Your Kid’s Teeth: What You Should Know


You are probably aware that your kids should lose their baby teeth eventually. However, do you know when their tooth will fall out or if you should consider pulling your little one’s tooth on your own?

As you may understand, letting your child’s pearly whites fall out on their own is the best option. In general, your child will lose their first tooth when they’re about six. To help your child with this process, try to teach them to wiggle a loose tooth with a clean finger or with their tongue. However, when you show your little ones how to wiggle their baby tooth, please emphasize the importance of being gentle.

Finally, please understand that timing is very important. If you are considering pulling your child’s tooth too early, it could be uncomfortable and even painful. As a general rule, you should wait until the tooth is extremely loose. For example, if your child’s tooth is dangling in their mouth, you should consider pulling their tooth.

Furthermore, if you pull your child’s tooth, please do so by twisting it. You should avoid using your fingers on your child’s tooth. Instead, please try to use a clean cloth or a clean piece of gauze.

If you have more questions about helping your kids lose a tooth in Crockett, Texas, we invite you to give LOL Dental & Orthodontics a call at 936.463.0162. Dr. Nieku Manshadi and our team be happy to address any questions you could have and to assess your child’s pearly whites. We’re excited to meet with you!