When To Remove A Child’s Loose Tooth?
When Is It Time To Remove A Child’s Loose Tooth?
When the tooth in question is loose enough to come out with minimal fuss…from the tooth, not the child.
Any parent knows the panic that might set in when their child realizes they have a loose tooth.
Although there are some loose tooth troopers out there, we all know there could be some fussin’ & a fightin’ when it’s time for some parental DIY dentistry loose tooth extraction.
Maybe next time you can try one of these loose tooth removal methods…
Wayne NJ Dentist Shares 3 DIY Loose Tooth Removal Videos
Do you remember how much stress and energy you expended as a kid when you came to the realization that you had a loose tooth?
Some common removal tactics ranged from tooth twine to downright trickery…but however we struggled, that loose tooth just wouldn’t snug up and stay in there, no way – it HAD TO COME OUT!
The worry surrounding exactly when and how the loose tooth in question was to be removed approached epic proportions.
A little wiggle here or maybe a tug there was all that was really needed to pull the loose little bugger, but the mental anguish that surrounded such an ordeal was monumental.
The funny thing is it was ALWAYS way less painful than expected, and we loved showing off our gap tooth grin with a smile!
Which Is Your Favorite Loose Tooth Removal Video?
Enjoy these three short tooth removal videos, then vote on which one you think makes the best DIY method for removing a loose tooth!
1. Dad Removes Son’s Loose Tooth with a Golf Ball & Dental Floss
This rather resourceful Dad in Tennessee decides to tee one up in order to remove his son’s stubborn loose tooth.
In the video posted to YouTube, Phil Smith takes some dental floss and ties one end to his son Noah’s tooth and the other to a golf ball he tees up in the front yard.
You can figure out the rest…
2. Loose Tooth Removal by the Dog Dentist?
Watch Clancy the Cairns Terrier make like a Greyhound and take off with this kid’s formerly loose, then almost lost, tooth…Or is he a Sheltie, Scottie, Westie, or Corgie?
Either way, what do you think happens when, as Dad asks, “…you have a loose tooth, and a ball, and a psychotic dog that absolutely loves a ball…”
Is Clancy the first Doggie Dentist?
3. Loose Tooth Removal by Nerf® Gun
So as the video suggests, when we do the loose tooth removal math of a Nerf® Gun + dental floss + loose tooth, we will probably wind up with a nice little trinket for the tooth fairy.
In this video it seems this kid thought up this loose tooth removal method sans the assistance of a crafty Dad or certainly even a more pragmatic parent – Mom.
Check out the super slo-motion replay for an added dose of dazzling DIY loose tooth removal cinematic experience.
So Which Loose Tooth Removal Method Do You Like Best?
Or leave a comment and share some other interesting, funny, or even disgusting tooth removal methods you may have experienced as a child.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on Dental Patient News and has been republished here with permission. It has since been updated for accuracy & comprehensiveness.