How to pull a tooth out
Parents and kids figure out creative ways to (safely) extract a loose tooth.
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Baby teeth or milk teeth can cause all sorts of irritations for young children. Some kids experience a lot of discomfort while teething, and then, something all parents have to deal with, the teeth have to either fall out or get pulled out. Some parents and their kids have come up with crazy ways to extract those pesky milk teeth.

Creative (and weird) tooth-pulling ideas [with videos in the links!]

We have done a search for creative tooth-pulling ideas so that you don’t have to terrify your child with a pair of pliers or a balled-up tissue.

With a bow and arrow, you can send your tooth for a flight, Robin Hood-style.
Bow and arrow tooth extraction

The traditional door-slam method
Funny tooth extraction

If your humans can’t help you, enlist the family pet!
The dog dentist

If you want to be in control, why not use radio control, especially your toy car?
How to pull a tooth in a fun way

I’m sure these parents had recommended some safety measures for a rocket removal!
How to pull a tooth out with a rocket

What is it with kids and guns?
Michael pulls his first tooth with a Nerf Gun

And our own favourite, this kid’s pet PARROT has already pulled out four of his teeth. If you don’t believe that, you can watch him take out number five:

How to pull out a baby tooth:

Baby teeth usually fall out in the same order in which they emerged, and most often start falling out when the child is around six years old. You shouldn’t force a tooth out as this could cause damage which will require a visit to the dentist to repair. Don’t remove the tooth if there is an abscess or an infection in the gum.

According to HowStuffWorks, dentists don’t recommend pulling a tooth, but they prefer to let the tooth fall out of the child’s mouth. Some kids worry that they’ll swallow their teeth, though. You should encourage your child to wiggle the loose tooth with a finger or their tongue, and once it isn’t painful, to twist it out holding a tissue. A big bite into an apple may also remove the loose tooth.

Cashing in

The best part about losing a tooth is, as all kids know, a visit from the tooth fairy (or mouse). Some kids are very serious about finding whatever you’ve agreed upon, so do make sure you always have the right amount stashed away, just in case.

Having an ice lolly in the freezer will also help to numb the gums.

How much does the tooth fairy bring in your household?

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