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Does your child have a loose baby tooth? If so, you’re likely wondering how to pull it out of the mouth. Well, our dentists are happy to give you the information and tips you need to successfully pull the tooth without causing a traumatic experience for your child. It’s best to keep the situation as simple and carefree as possible so you don’t experience problems in the future. Here are some tips and tricks that can help you:

-Encourage your child to wiggle their tooth often. This shouldn’t be a tough task because many kids find wiggling fun. They can wiggle the tooth with their tongue or fingers. The tooth is ready to come out when it can move back and forth and side to side without pain.

-Have your child bite into hard foods, like apples. This can further loosen the tooth and it might even pull the tooth out on its own. When this happens, make sure your child doesn’t eat the tooth.

-When you need to manually pull the tooth, it’s best to do so with a tissue. Lay the tissue over your pointer finger and thumb and grasp the tooth. When you’re ready, pull the tooth with a gentle tug. It should pop right out of place. If it doesn’t or if it is painful for your child, it’s best to wait a few days to try again.

To learn more about how to pull baby teeth in Salt Lake City, Utah, please contact Romney Pediatric Dental when you get the chance. Dr. Walter, Dr. Briant, and Dr. Clark Romney and our team are here to help you in any way we can so please call 801.960.7913 now!