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How to Help Your Child Adjust to Eating with Their First Loose Tooth


Posted on 6/7/2021 by Fariba Mutschler
How to Help Your Child Adjust to Eating with Their First Loose ToothThe idea of losing teeth can be both exciting and overwhelming to a child. Some children may experience pain and discomfort, while others may be brave enough to pull their teeth independently. A loose tooth will also affect your child's eating habits, with some ending up fearing to swallow their tooth. Therefore, understanding your child as a parent is important to ensure they feed well during this period and smoothly pull out of their first loose tooth. To do this, you should encourage your child through the process and give them foods they are comfortable with.

Encourage Your Child to Functional Normally with Their First Loose Tooth


Encouraging your child to explore their loose tooth on their own or under your watch, rather than doing it for themselves, is crucial. It would help if you observed how far they can move it and how much discomfort they are experiencing to know how much time the tooth may take before falling out. While your child may be nervous about the idea of losing their first tooth, you need to reassure them that it happens to everyone and it will not hurt. This way, they will remain comfortable and confident enough to continue with the exploration.

Give Your Child Foods They Are Comfortable With


If your child is comfortable, a dose of crunchy fruits, vegetables, and chewy foods will be ideal for dislodging the tooth. However, if your child is in pain, you can give them soft foods and smoothies. You can also administer painkillers to relieve the discomfort. Given that tooth loss can be difficult for a child, you should continuously encourage them and maintain their eating and dental hygiene routine. However, if your child withdraws from food completely, you can contact us for advice to ensure they remain healthy during this period. For more details on child tooth loss, contact our office today.
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