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Lost Teeth Celebration
Losing a baby tooth is the ultimate sign of becoming a big kid. In fact, it's probably more important to 5- and 6-year-olds than learning to read, write, or ride a bike. Kids competitively track how many teeth their classmates have lost, open their mouths to show off the progress, and endlessly trade tooth stories. We think it's a big deal, too!
What to do if a tooth is loose?
It's best to encourage your child to wiggle the tooth out on his own. If it's extremely loose, you can take a tissue and try to rotate the tooth. If there's no root left, you should be able to pull it out easily. But don't force it, and never tie it to a string and yank - if the root is only half dissolved, it could break and become infected.