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Is your child showing signs of a loose baby tooth? If so, you’re likely wondering what you need to do to deal with it. Well, there is no need to panic. Baby teeth fall out all the time. And there will be plenty more loose teeth in the future! The best thing you can do is avoid making it a scary situation. Stay calm and have some fun! To help you pull your child’s loose baby tooth, our dentists have some tips. Those tips are:

-Let your child wiggle the tooth as often as possible. They can wiggle it with their fingers or even their tongue. The more they wiggle it, the easier it can come out of the mouth. Once the tooth can move back and forth and side to side without pain, it’s ready to come out.

-Have your child bite into tough, hard foods. When they do so, the tooth might just fall out on its own without your child even noticing! But keep a close eye on your child’s tooth. You don’t want your child to swallow it!

-When you need to pull the tooth out of the mouth, grab a tissue and use it to grasp the tooth with your pointer finger and thumb. When you’re ready, pull the tooth with a gentle tug. The tooth should come right out. If it’s resistant or if it causes your child pain, it’s best to wait a few days to try again.

Do you have any questions about baby teeth in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania? If so, please reach out to Pediatric Dentistry South when you have the chance. Our dental team is here to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please don’t hesitate to dial 412-257-1150! Drs. Richard Ruffalo, Molly Lanz, Priyanka Vaddi, and Courtney Uselton are here for your child’s smile!