How to get those darn loose teeth out!
My 6 year old son's two lower baby teeth are very loose. It wouldn't be a problem but the adult teeth have already started to come in behind them and it looks like he has two rows of teeth! I called the dentist as she told me to try and get the teeth out by suggesting he eat hard (healthy) food using his front teeth. This all sounds reasonable but my son is terrified of losing his teeth! He had a bad accident at the beginning of the school year which involved a rock, a bloody eye and stitches so any mention of blood or pain gets him VERY upset. I need advice on how to get his baby teeth out as painlessly and blood-lessly as possible. Any great advice? I don't want to have to take him to the dentist to get them removed. The dentist mentioned that the sooner the teeth come out, the more likely that the adult teeth will move into their proper position (as the tongue, over time, would push them forward). Otherwise, braces are in our future. Help!