Did you know?
A tooth will start to die within 15 minutes of being knocked out! To increase its survival time, immerse it in milk or hold it in your mouth (just don’t swallow it)!”
As your kids get older they will start to get visits from the tooth fairy! They’ll start losing their baby teeth around the age of 6 or 7. If your child loses them before or after, don’t panic. Just like growing teeth, losing their teeth is an individual thing and early starters or late bloomers are perfectly normal.
Try to avoid pulling the teeth out with force. Let them naturally fall out to reduce the pain and blood that may be associated. Gently wiggling the tooth until it falls out is the best practice.
Once your child’s permanent teeth start to erupt it’s important to be consistent with their dental appointments. Keeping a regular dental schedule allows your child’s dentist to monitor the growth of their permanent teeth. Identifying dental issues early can make the treatment plan a little easier for your child.
With some structural or positional issues your dentist may recommend a specialist orthodontic evaluation. Early detection can mean an easier treatment process for some children. Treatment tends to occur when the jaw bones are still a little soft meaning the bones are more pliable and corrective procedures can work a little quicker than it would in their teens or in adulthood.