This was a first for me so I am sure there are seasoned pros out there with great tips so leave a comment if you are an expert tooth puller.
My son’s first two baby teeth came out on their own. This time he was determined to get his loose tooth out. I think once they are so loose they begin to irritate the gums a bit and what 8 year old can keep himself from playing with a loose tooth?
We tried grabbing and yanking, using a paper towel, I even tried a flosser to see if I could get the floss under the tooth and pull out.
I think what really works is to just keep working at it. Not with gentle wiggling but with good solid yanks back and forth, side to side. Soon enough it will be really, really loose and one last good yank will free the pesky tooth.