Celebrating 15 Years Serving Our Community!

★★★★★ | Angie C.
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Dr. Davis has been our dentist for almost 10 years. Each visit is a pleasant one with lots of smiles and friendly faces. Her team is responsive and caring. She responded to an emergency dental situation over the weekend within 30 minutes, called in a prescription, and saw us first things the next business day. We are more than pleased with Dr. Davis and the Healthy Smiles team!
★★★★★ | Antoinette W.
★★★★★ | Antoinette W.
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My kids have been going ro Dr. Davis for 5 or 6 years and we have always had great experiences!
★★★★★ | Jarrod F.
★★★★★ | Jarrod F.
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We have been going to Dr. Davis since my kids were small. I love how friendly she and her staff are, it is truly genuine. They are excellent with kids and answer any questions you have. They are also great at teaching your child how to care for their teeth and explain why. You will not be disappointed by bringing your child here. They are the best at pediatric dentistry!
★★★★★ | Lacrica O.
★★★★★ | Lacrica O.
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Dr. Davis and her staff are wonderful. My child has been seeing Dr. Davis since 2015. She’s very caring, attentive, and ensures all questions are answered when questions arise.
★★★★★ | Danielle M.
★★★★★ | Danielle M.
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Dr. Davis has been an amazing provider for my young children. From timely service to referrals to the best Ortho – her consistency to keep families first goes unmatched. Congratulations on celebrating 15 years of excellence and many more!
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The Right and Wrong Way to Help a Loose Tooth

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As your children reach the age of six, they will encounter one of childhood’s many milestones: losing their first tooth. They may be curious, scared, or brave when they discover their first loose tooth. 

No matter their reaction, you might be tempted to help them with the wiggling and the eventual tooth removal. However, there are right and wrong ways to help a child with a loose tooth. Keep reading to learn the best strategies. 

The Right Ways to Help a Loose Tooth

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the best way to help a child with a loose tooth is to let it fall out on its own. However, if the child wants help removing the tooth, there is a safe and gentle way to assist. Here are some tips for helping a child as nature takes its course. 

Safely Help Remove a Tooth

If your child asks for help removing a tooth, you can safely and gently protect the tooth with a tissue and squeeze. If the tooth is ready, it should easily come out. However, it may not be loose enough, in which case you can encourage your child to wait a little longer. 

Let Your Child Wiggle the Tooth

There is nothing wrong with allowing your child to gently play with a loose tooth on their own. They can use their tongue to wiggle it back and forth or touch it lightly with clean fingers. In time, the tooth will fall out with minimal, if any, pain or blood. 

Contact Your Child’s Dentist

Sometimes, your best course of action for a loose tooth is to call the dentist. This is particularly true if your child’s tooth is loose due to trauma to the mouth or if you notice the permanent tooth coming in while the baby tooth is still present. 

The Wrong Way to Help a Loose Tooth

If your child’s tooth is loose, you should never forcefully remove it or encourage your child to pull it out before it’s ready. Loose teeth will almost always fall out easily on their own. Forcefully removing a tooth, though, could cause pain, bleeding, or damage to the mouth. 

In Conclusion 

Follow your child’s lead when it comes to loose teeth. If you have a concern, always contact us at Healthy Smiles Children’s Dentistry. We look forward to helping you and your child through this fun milestone. 

Celebrate with us at this FREE event!

Dr. Davis invites you to join her in celebrating 15 years serving our community. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, April 20th, from 12pm-2pm at our office. You and your kids will get to enjoy Kona Ice, exploring the office, striking a pose in our photo booth, and much more!

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