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Saying good bye to that first baby tooth can be sad.

It starts with a wiggle and ends with a gummy smile and maybe even a dollar. Losing a baby tooth is an exciting rite of passage. Most children lose their first tooth between ages 5 and 6, but this can vary.

Children have different feelings about losing a tooth. Some will welcome that first wiggle, while others may feel anxious, wondering if it will hurt or if other body parts will suddenly fall off. Children can also feel self conscious about the hole in their mouth.

It is normal for children to have some worries about this much anticipated milestone. To alleviate your child’s concerns, let them know that losing a tooth will not be painful, that it happens to all children as they grow an that their new teeth will come in soon.

Regardless of your child’s reaction, losing a tooth is an event to celebrate. A gift from you or the tooth fairy will certainly be received with delight. Save the tooth or take a few pictures of your child’s new smile to look back on when they are older.

Brush Up. Buy your child a special new toothbrush to reinforce the connection between good dental hygiene and growing up.

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Wiggle It

Say goodbye to that first baby tooth.