Debunking Three Myths About Baby Teeth

teeth, health, smile,dentist, oralhealth, dentalhealthLosing the first baby tooth is a milestone for a child. But perhaps not everything you’ve heard about the process is true, as evidenced by how widespread some myths about this matter are.

Key takeaways:

– It’s not ok to pull loose a child’s baby tooth, as this could cause bleeding and infection.

– It’s very rare for a child to swallow or choke on a loose tooth.

– Caring for baby teeth is important, as this teaches your kids good dental hygiene habits.

Feel free to have a chat with your dentist for advice on how to help your child get through this transitional period.

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Wasim Fazel - Dentist
MFGDP(UK) 2004, BDS Manc 2001 (GDC No. 79177)
  • Graduated from University of Manchester 2001
  • Post graduate education MFGDP, Royal College of Surgeons 2003
  • Certificate of Implantology, Dental institute of Illapeo, Brazil, 2002
  • Examiner for the NEBDN, Nurses Training Programme
  • Denplan practice adviser, Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme
  • Chairman of JDS, a voluntary professional organisation, organising CPD and educational programmes for all dental professionals
  • Wasim is passionate about cosmetic dentistry with a wealth of experience in smile design and makeovers. He is also highly trained in the Invisalign system and enjoys various cosmetic treatments like tooth whitening, cerec and veneers.

    In his free time, he loves to teach and regularly tutors dentists in all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. An important priority for Wasim is to put anxious patients at ease and make their dental experience more pleasant and stress free, providing intravenous sedation for such patients.

    Away from dentistry, Wasim is an avid sports fan, playing football, cricket, snooker and scuba diving. He loves to travel and has visited many countries in the Far East, Africa and America.