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After a baby tooth falls out, is there anything you need to do to the gums until the new tooth comes in?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not a thing

Continue your normal routine - brushing and flossing.

In brief: Not a thing

Continue your normal routine - brushing and flossing.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry

In brief: Clean

Keep it clean, the bacteria that cause cavities can live on gum tissue.

In brief: Clean

Keep it clean, the bacteria that cause cavities can live on gum tissue.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry

In brief: Keep it clean

The area should be kept clean until the adult tooth erupts.

In brief: Keep it clean

The area should be kept clean until the adult tooth erupts.
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dr. Richard Ruden
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics

In brief: Keep gums clean.

Keep brushing and flossing the rest of the mouth; you can clean the area gently with a washcloth and water until it heals.

In brief: Keep gums clean.

Keep brushing and flossing the rest of the mouth; you can clean the area gently with a washcloth and water until it heals.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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