Baby teeth are fragile by their nature and a chip can occur from time to time. Parents can prevent further discomfort if they are aware of what steps should be taken. Here are three suggestions which should always be followed.

– Contact a dentist as soon as possible.

– Store the fragment (if it has been located) in milk or saliva.

– Employ a cold compress to eliminate any perceived discomfort.

“Quick action after the accident can help prevent infection and discomfort, so never ignore your baby’s chipped tooth.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.