Every child will undergo the process of losing the milk teeth before the permanent ones emerges. Losing one may be traumatic to a kid, but it does not have to be that way. Once a primary tooth loosen up and rocks, the parent or dentist does not necessarily have to pull it. It may cause a negative psychological effect on the child. Little than most grown ups know, there is one smart way to take the kid’s milk tooth off by letting the child bite through an apple or any hard fruit that is preferred by the child.
It helps on rocking the loose tooth.
By biting and chewing any hard fruit, the child will rock the loose tooth and helps facilitate the detachment of the tooth from the gum. Loose milk tooth may not easily fall. Sometimes it can take a couple of days to a few weeks before it detaches from the gums. In the course of this detachment, the child may feel uncomfortable and irritated. Boosting the process of detachment may help the child lessen the discomfort. It may even surprise you or your child that the tooth will fall while eating.
It helps on removing tartar.
Due to the presence of moving milk tooth, a child may not thoroughly brush the surface of the teeth near the loose one. Some tartar may be left and develop to plaques that can destroy the enamel of the other teeth. Apples and some hard fruits may contain enzymes that can destroy this formation of plaques. By eating hard fruits and chewing on them the surface of the teeth are forming friction with the fruit and scrape those plaques and tartar. Therefore, eating apples and fruits may help on loosening the moving tooth and clean the surface of the other teeth.
It freshens the breath of the child.
As earlier said, a child with loose tooth may not fully brush the whole teeth due to the discomfort brought by it. In some cases, there are children who becomes scared with the whole process of brushing the teeth. Apples have polyphenols, a compound that can inhibit the formation of bad breath. This compound have bacteria fighting agents to combat the growth of odor causing microorganisms. Nibbling with apples may actually contribute to a fresher breath.
Fruits are rich in vitamin c.
With a rocking tooth comes swelling too. Swelling makes the gums more sensitive and prone to abrasion. Abrasion, even the smallest ones, is still an opening that can be an entry for infection. With the help of vitamin c from eating apples and other hard fruits, the immune system of the child will be boosted. The child’s body will be ready to combat any infection.
There are more fun ways to take off your child’s loose tooth than pulling it or pushing it. Letting them eat apples or hard fruits may effortlessly allow the tooth to fall. It is fun and healthy for kids, and more than that, this method decreases your child’s suffering emotionally and physically and saves you a trip in the cold Calgary S.E. to visit a dentist.