Removing a Loose Tooth | MouthHealthy - Oral Health Information from the ADA

My Child’s Tooth Is About to Fall Out. Should I Help Him Take It Out?

There are two types of children in the world: Those who can’t wait to lose their teeth and those who are afraid of them falling out. If your child is eager for a visit from the Tooth Fairy, there is a dentist-approved way to help wiggle that tooth out. ADA dentist Dr. Maria Lopez-Howell explains how. (Spoiler alert: a string and a doorknob are not involved.)