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Preserving Baby Teeth

By Jaimie Zinski ; Updated April 18, 2017
Properly preserve a child's baby teeth to help them last for several years.

There are many milestones that a child looks forward to in his young life, including the day he loses his first, or last, baby tooth. According to the Mayo Clinic, children typically begin to lose their first baby tooth around the age of six, while the last falls out around thirteen. Preserving one or many of these baby teeth can help a parent keep a precious reminder of the child during these memorable years.

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Prepare a mixture of one cup water and one tbsp. liquid dish soap.

Dip a soft bristled toothbrush into the soapy water and gently clean off the teeth. This will remove any blood that is found on the tooth.

Rub the tooth with a soft cloth that has been dipped in rubbing alcohol.

Place the tooth into a storage container. This could be anything from a small plastic bag to a plastic vial that can be sealed with a cork.

Things You Will Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp liquid dish soap
  • Soft bristled toothbrush
  • Soft cloth
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Small storage container


Write the child's name and the date the tooth fell out to help remember the occasion.

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About the Author

Residing in Chippewa Falls, Wis., Jaimie Zinski has been writing since 2009. Specializing in pop culture, film and television, her work appears on Star Reviews and various other websites. Zinski is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in history at the University of Wisconsin.

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