Friday, April 7, 2023

Best Way To Pull Loose Baby Teeth

Do you remember the excitement of having a tooth pulled as a child? Maybe you were excited because the tooth fairy was going to come or you could stick your straw through the hole when you drink.

When a child starts losing their baby teeth, it's a sign they are growing up. There are many unique ways to pull baby teeth, such as; string tied to a doorknob, string tied to a remote-controlled car, and string tied to a bullet of a Nerf gun.

Although these ways are fun, it's advised not to pull your child's teeth with these types of props. 

According to the Chicago Dental Society, you should the proper steps below.
  • Numb the tooth -  Use a topical anesthetic such as Orajel to numb the area. 
  • Be careful with tools - Avoid using props. Instead, use a small piece of gauze and your fingers to pull the tooth.
  • Use a distraction - Talk to the child about their day. Another good distraction is counting. Count to "three" and pull on "two" so the tooth is out before they even know it.
Once you have removed the tooth, have your child gargle with warm salt water to help stop the bleeding. When it's time to brush their teeth tell them to brush that area softly to avoid irritating it. 

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