Quiz: Your Child’s Loose Tooth

There’s something very exciting and almost magical about loose baby teeth! When your son or daughter’s first loose tooth happens, it is certainly cause for a bit of celebration. However, this moment may also lead to a long list of questions that you’re not sure you can answer. Should you force the tooth out or leave it alone? We’ve got you covered with a brief quiz, of course!

Quiz Questions: True or False?

  1. True or False: The moment your child’s tooth begins to wiggle, you’re in the clear for using the old-fashioned “string and doorknob” trick to help remove it.
  2. True or False: When a tooth is loose, it’s very important that you get it out somehow. Letting it come out naturally is going to take too long.
  3. True or False: If your child’s baby teeth are not loose by the time your son or daughter is five, you should come in for a visit.

Quiz Answers

  1. False. This is never something we recommend. It can be traumatic for your child and may even cause injury!
  2. False. It’s always best to let a tooth come out naturally to avoid accidental injury. If your child’s tooth seems to be hanging around for a while and it isn’t coming out with the tiniest bit of a tug, come see us.
  3. False. Actually, baby teeth should start to become loose by the age of six or seven. If your child is older than seven and teeth are still not wiggling, it’s a good idea to schedule a visit. However, since you should be scheduling six-month checkups on a consistent basis, we can monitor this for you!

Protect Loose Teeth, So Smiles Develop Well

Coming in for a visit if you have questions about your child’s loose teeth is always beneficial! Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.