Dental Emergencies Part 3: Knocked Out & Missing Teeth

This is part 3 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with toothaches and infections, broken teeth, and wounds on lips and tongues. The following instructions are to serve as a planning tool – it is still very important to call your dentist immediately for definitive instructions on how to handle a dental emergency. If…

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Dental Emergencies Part 2: Broken or Chipped Teeth

This is part 2 in a 4-part series during National Children’s Dental Health Month. Check back each Monday in February for more information on what to do with toothaches and infections, knocked-out teeth, and lip and tongue wounds. The following instructions are to serve as a planning tool – it is still very important to call your dentist immediately for definitive instructions on how to handle a dental emergency. If…

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Baby Teeth Come, Then Baby Teeth Go

When do baby teeth come in? Baby teeth typically begin to erupt at about six months of age. All of your child’s baby teeth should be erupted by the time they are 2 to 2 ½ years old. Remember that every child is different in terms of timing of tooth eruption – so don’t fret if your child is teething early or late! Here is a helpful diagram that demonstrates when…

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Don’t be afraid to wiggle the loose toof

Every parent can relate to this scenario. Your child comes to you saying they have a loose tooth. What do you do now? Do you go ahead and tie the floss around the doorknob or do you wait to let the dentist take a look? It can be more emotionally than physically difficult to wiggle out your child’s first baby tooth. Once the tooth is loose, all it should take…

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