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February 2023

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Should You Let Your Child Pull Loose Teeth?  

By Children's Dentistry

It is tempting to help a child with a wiggly or loose tooth by pulling it- but should you? When your child has loose teeth, pulling them out prematurely can cause undue pain and bleeding. Have you pulled on a tooth before it was ready to come out? You can reduce your discomfort with these tips:  Avoiding hot food or drinks.  Eating only soft foods for a day or so.  Brush gingerly or not at all near the site of discomfort for a…

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