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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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How can I help my young children keep their teeth healthy?

How can I help my young children keep their teeth healthy?

Oral hygiene: Commit to good oral hygiene and a good diet (minimizing sugar frequency and amount). Make sure to brush you children teeth 2 times per day and floss any teeth that have tight contacts between them. This helps them develop good habits that they can continue on to adulthood. ...Read more

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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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I had a loose tooth. Apperantly I swallowed it when I was eating. Is it alright to wIt for it to pass or should I try throwing it up?

I had a loose tooth. Apperantly I swallowed it when I was eating. Is it alright to wIt for it to pass or should I try throwing it up?

Wait: Typically not a problem. Eat normally and drink plenty of fluids. It should pass without an issue. If you experience any abdominal pain or have any blood in your stool, go to the ER for evaluation. Usually these get coated as they pass through and the concern for sharp edges is lessened, but still exists. If you get constipated, go to ER. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the average age for a child to get his first loose tooth?

Please help! what is the average age for a child to get his first loose tooth?

Eruption Charts: Around the age of 6 or 7. See the following website for the eruption charts for primary (baby) and secondary (permanent) teeth. Be aware that the "average" times can vary widely. I hope all the children and adults are getting their regular dental checkups. http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/e/eruption-charts. ...Read more

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How to help loose baby teeth come out? My daughter has a loose tooth that she wants to hurry up and have come out. Is there anything she can do to help loosen it, or should she just leave it alone and let it run its course? .

How to help loose baby teeth come out? My daughter has a loose tooth that she wants to hurry up and have come out. Is there anything she can do to help loosen it, or should she just leave it alone and let it run its course?


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She : She can keep wiggling it with her fingers. Some of our little patients also have been encouraged to eat more thjan their share of apples. Not cut up, bite into them & have had some success in speeding up the process. But sometimes, you just can't do anything to control mother nature. Have patience, it will happen. ...Read more

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Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Probably not: As long as it was swallowed it should pass without any problem. If you notice coughing or airway issues see an md for a possible chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Yes: Swallowing a baby tooth is not a problem. It will just pass out no differently then a watermelon or sesame seed. Just have them write the tooth fairy a note so that they still get a reward for losing their tooth. ...Read more

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