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Kid's Dental Care: What to Do When Baby Teeth Fall Out September 23, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
Kid's Dental Care: What to Do When Baby Teeth Fall Out, Anchorage, Alaska

Eventually, your child’s baby teeth will fall out, and new, adult teeth will push their way through the gums. Today, the children’s dentist and expert team at Alaska Dentistry for Kids in Anchorage will explain what to do when your little one loses their first tooth.

Generally, a child’s first baby tooth will fall out around age six. If it happens sooner due to an injury or tooth decay, visit your kid’s dental care provider right away, as this could lead to further problems. The adult tooth should grow in within six months—any longer, and it’s time to visit your children’s dentist for an examination. During these years of rapid change and growth, consistent kid’s dental care is vital to maintaining optimal oral health. 

kid's dental careAfter the tooth falls out, have your child swish some warm water around in their mouth. They can continue brushing with children’s toothpaste as normal but should not brush too roughly where the new gap is so as to avoid irritation. During this time, it’s important to avoid sugary drinks and beverages as much as possible to prevent the vulnerable incoming tooth from decaying. Continue to practice healthy oral hygiene habits and visit the dentist for regular teeth cleanings, and your child will have a bright, healthy set of permanent teeth in no time. 

For the best children’s dentist in Anchorage, look no further than Alaska Dentistry for Kids. Dr. Chris Coplin and the team of kid’s dental care professionals will help your little one build a strong, healthy smile for life. To schedule an appointment, call them today at (907) 274-2525. For more information, visit their website. You can also check out the team on Facebook

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