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Toddler’s having an accident and chipping teeth is not an unusual occurrence. However, it can be unnerving and panic often sets in. This is the time to keep a cool head and follow some basic guidelines:

– Try to locate the tooth fragment and store it in water, milk or saliva.

– Rinse the infant’s mouth with warm water in case there are tooth fragments still within.

– Contact the dentist as soon as possible for guidance and help.

Saving the tooth fragment is important as a dentist might be able “to reattach it to your child’s tooth” and preserve the tooth’s integrity. Further reading on the topic can be found at


Carys Lock Author

B.Dent.Sc (NUI)

GDC: 81347

After graduating from Cardiff University in 2013, Carys worked both in general practice and in a postgraduate training role at Cardiff Dental Hospital, gaining experience in oral surgery, sedation and paediatric dentistry. Immediately prior to joining us at Gallions, she was working on Australia’s Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Friendly and personable, Carys believes strongly in creating a welcoming environment in which her patients can feel relaxed. In her spare time she enjoys dance, yoga and music (especially singing), as well as anything water sports related!

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