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When your child starts to lose their baby teeth you should not try and intervene to pull out any loose teeth. Your child’s dentist will let you know if intervention is needed during a regular check-up.

Key takeaways:

  • By pulling out a loose tooth you could cause your child pain, bleeding or possibly infection.
  • Unless advised otherwise by a dentist leave loose baby teeth to come out naturally.
  • Regular dentist appointments can help ensure the proper development of your child’s teeth.

“Children begin to lose their teeth beginning around age six and will continue until all their primary teeth have been replaced with adult teeth.” 

If you have any concerns about your child’s dental health, book an appointment at Gallions Reach Dental Clinic today.

James Burke Author

BChD (Leeds) MFDS RCS (Glas)

GDC: 252444

James qualified from the University of Leeds in 2014 with merit and awards in restorative dentistry and oral surgery. He gained his early professional experience in general practice in his hometown Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, before being appointed to an oral surgery post at Coventry University Hospital. During his time there he gained invaluable surgical experience and completed his Royal College of Surgeons examinations. In 2016 James moved to London to take up his current post at Gallions Reach, where he provides general dentistry and treatment under sedation for nervous patients. Outside dentistry he enjoys playing and watching rugby, skiing, and singing.

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