3 Tips to Fix Your Toddler’s Chipped Front Tooth

When your toddler is teething, they’ll try to put just about anything in their mouth to satisfy irritated gums. When teeth are coming in it’s not uncommon for toddlers to chomp down too hard on food or toys and chip their teeth.

Listed below are a few things to know about toddler teeth and how to care for a chipped front tooth.

Toddler Tooth Timeline

Fortunately, a chipped tooth is nothing to panic about. When your child chips a tooth, you are reminded to stay calm. Your toddler’s front teeth are the most likely to chip, because they are sharp, thin and the first to grow out.

This chart from Orajel shows when to expect all of your toddler’s primary teeth to show (or erupt) and when they will lose them (or shed).

When a front tooth is chipped, your child can cut his/her lips and tongue or damage the nerves underneath the chipped tooth.

How To Care For Your Toddler’s Chipped Front Tooth

If your toddler is in pain, call a doctor and schedule an appointment. The doctors at Kool Smiles have family-friendly waiting areas and experienced dentists at more than 120 locations all over the country.

Here is some information on how to treat a toddler’s chipped tooth.

  • Minor chipping may involve filing the tooth until it’s smooth. This leaves your child’s smile intact and gets rid of sharp edges.
  • For large chips, your dentist may talk to you about using bonding or veneers. Bonding reshapes the chipped tooth and veneers are shells or caps that cover the surface of the tooth to match shape and color.
  • Remember that baby teeth aren’t permanent, so your child’s tooth can grow back after the chipped tooth has been shed. Seeing a dentist is the best option to ensure there is no further damage to your child’s teeth or gums.

Toddler Dental Care At Kool Smiles

When it comes to your baby’s smile, a chipped tooth shouldn’t be something to cry about. At Kool Smiles, we offer affordable, quality service and care for patients of all ages. If you’re trying to find a family dentist, look to Kool Smiles.

Our waiting rooms are family-friendly and feature playgrounds, fun activities, and play areas designed to help your children enjoy their trip to the dentist.

Kool Smiles accepts Medicaid, TRICARE, CareCredit, and other payment options to ensure you get care when it’s needed.

Call us today to schedule an appointment for your toddler.

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Sources:

Colgate: colgate.com/en/us/oc/oral-health/conditions/dental-emergencies-and-sports-safety/article/how-to-deal-with-your-childs-chipped-tooth-0213

Orajel: orajel.com/en/Resource-Center/Teething-Relief/Teething-Chart-See-When-Your-Babys-Teeth-Will-Come-In