Oh dear, are you preparing your little one for school in the fall, and the one thing you can’t ignore is that snaggletooth projecting straight out of the front of their mouth? Often times, around the age of 6 or 7, the top center pair of baby teeth begin to loosen and seem to dangle crookedly by a thread. It’s waiting patiently until the permanent tooth kicks it out, so it can take its rightful throne at the front and center of your child’s mouth.
Those kindergarten, first and second grade teachers sure are angels, aren’t they? They not only teach kids how to read, write and do arithmetic, but they also navigate the dental years of loosening and losing teeth of their students. Teachers are a great gift to our communities and families.
If you’re feeling hesitant about sending your little one to school with a loose tooth, there are ways to give you and your child a little boost of confidence.
- Remind your child that there is a nurse and teacher at school. They will help with any questions or concerns they might have regarding the loose tooth.
- Send your child to school with a special baggie just in case the loose tooth comes out during school. It will be a safe and familiar place that your child knows it will be kept, so it can be securely placed under their pillow for the tooth fairy.
- Assure your child that all of their friends are in the process of losing teeth as well.
Be sure to send your child to school this year with confidence. Book your regular checkup and cleaning to ensure optimal dental health for your little student. We offer children’s dentistry, and we love your kids!
Posted on behalf of Ambler Dental Care