Baby teeth usually begin to fall out at age 6; allow the teeth to fall out naturally. Don’t try to pull a loose tooth. With regular dentist trips, any issues will be spotted and discussed.

Key takeaways:

– You can cause your child pain, bleeding and possibly infection by pulling out a loose tooth.
– If a baby tooth does need pulling, your dentist will explain why and how best to do this.
– With good oral care, including regular dental check-ups, you can help your child’s adult teeth to develop properly.
“If your child is starting to lose their baby teeth, it’s important to let the natural process continue rather than trying to help it along. Your child’s tooth most likely is fine, so don’t pull on your child’s loose teeth or attempt to extract them early.”
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Dr. Rizwan Khawaja BDS (University of Manchester)

Dr Rizwan Khawaja, also known as Riz by his patients, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2010. Since qualifying he has worked across Cheshire in practices, specialist centres and treatment centres.

As a certified dentist in Inman Aligner treatments, Riz has a passion for cosmetic dentistry. He is also working towards specializing in restorative dentistry in the near future.

In his spare time, he can be found on the golf course or at Old Trafford, supporting his beloved football club, Manchester United.

He also loves travel and considers himself as a bit of a foodie!