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do you think its best to pull your child's loose teeth or just let them fall out?

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Asked by shay1130 at 7:54 PM on Sep. 15, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • A dentist friend told me to let them come out on their own. That they are there to hold the place until the new tooth comes in.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • Just let them fall out...

    Answer by momof3josephs at 7:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • It hurts when they are pulled before they are ready.
    I'd wait until it was ready to be pulled or fall out.

    Answer by Roadfamily6now at 7:57 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • My dad always pulled mine loose. But I would suggest letting them go on their own... unless ur super anal about saving the teeth lol (kids can accidentally swallow them lol)

    Answer by momma_alie20 at 7:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • DS has a loose one atm and we keep working on it. He had an apple today and it did nothing. There is already a tooth coming in behind it.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 7:59 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • yuck! Reading this made me get that.. loose tooth.. fresh gums feeling.. blah! haha I would wait.

    Answer by Amelia512 at 8:00 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I'd just let them fall out on thier own, or atleast get to the point where they are barely hanging on

    Answer by Liz132 at 8:00 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • unless they were really bothering them I would let it fall out on it's own...and if its was hurting and bothering them enough to get it out I dont think I would do it...I'd call the doc cause if its hurting there could be something wrong. maybe infection or something.

    Answer by Finkette at 8:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I think it's cruel to pull a child's loose teeth, because while it probably doesn't hurt whoever is doing the pulling, it certainly has every possibility of hurting the child, and since it's unnecessary...

    I think if parents are anal about saving teeth, they should pull their own and leave their kids out of it.

    Answer by LindaClement at 8:01 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

  • I think if they are just hanging there there is nothing wrong with giving them a little jerk but most of the time kids seem to loose them at school or eating something

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 8:06 PM on Sep. 15, 2010

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