The tooth loose is a great event for the child, but with it come questions, such as how do you leave alone or can I help you? do you tie a thread or removed? can the child pull it out only as part of the process?
Expert:Dr. Pia Espinosa Merida
Group Dental Yany
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You can encourage your child to gently move the tooth that is a bit weak with his tongue. It is preferable to avoid moving it with the fingers, as with the hands can introduce bacteria and dirt into the mouth, with the risk of infection. When they use their fingers are at a greater risk of removing accidentally a tooth before it is ready to go. When you move the tooth with the tongue to reduce this risk, as the tongue can't grab the tooth, so that two fingers do.
We can also engage our children to take this tooth loose. You can use a bit of gauze around the tooth and that he, himself grip the tooth firmly through the gauze. Suggest that you move the tooth with care and turn quickly so you don't feel any associated pain. The web site American Academy of Pediatrics HealthyChildren.org recommends that, when the tooth is either loose, the child who removes it, as he will feel if he is hurt still or not.
Other times, it is recommended that you will help, especially when you notice that the tooth is going to fall soon and may run the risk of swallow while eating or while sleeping. To remove those teeth that are already about to fall, but they need a little help extra, you can remove it wrapped in cheesecloth (like the example above) or wrap it with a piece of dental floss and gently pull. Place a clean piece of gauze to stop any bleeding.
Sometimes, there are teeth that take longer than the account in falling or simply you can cause problems to the children. For example, there are children who do not want to eat because you are upset that the tooth will move, do not accept that touch the mouth, or it hurts. It would be advisable to ask for an appointment at the dentist to review and evaluate whether to remove or leave to follow the course of nature. The majority of milk teeth tend to fall alone, the 1% are those baby teeth, even appearing the new does not fall, is then that we must go to the dentist.
Celebrate and have fun
The fall of the first tooth is a perfect opportunity to celebrate, as it is an important moment in the life of your child and the whole family. Show the tooth to your child to see how they are the complete teeth. Stop it in front of a mirror to see her new smile and laugh with him. Snap a picture to have a souvenir.
Explain that for the night, “The little mouse of teeth” will come to collect the tooth and that you must leave it should I of the pillow. In reward, The mouse will leave a gift as a thank you.
The fall of a tooth is also an excellent opportunity to educate your child about the importance of the teeth and keep them clean. Now that he knows what it feels like to lose a tooth, remind her that the milk teeth are as a “test” so that we learn to take care of the permanent teeth, because those will no longer have any replacement.
Welcome to the new teeth
The new teeth are larger and take up more space than milk, this is completely normal. Permanent teeth also tend to be less white than milk and have tips more sharp, since we still have not been worn.
At the same time that you release the anterior teeth and produces the spare, in the back of the mouth are occurring processes, which may go unnoticed. We refer to the eruption of the First Permanent Molar. This new tooth sprouts just behind the last muelitas of milk and we can differentiate it to be larger and wider than those of milk.