If you are having some issues with your gums and you haven't been to the dentist in a while, its time to make an appointment. The dentist can do an assessment of your gum tissue and teeth to determine what is causing the pain or problems that you notice, and to see what the best option is for you to move forward with your oral healthcare. Talk with your dentist about the following things, and make some of these changes to improve your gum health.
The loss of a baby tooth can be kind of a strange time for small children. They may have heard about the tooth fairy and her magical money-manifesting abilities, or they may be very nervous about what's going to happen after hearing what a friend went through. If your child now has a loose tooth and is not handling it that well, you can help him or her change the perception of that loose tooth in a number of ways.