Parents Are Actually Using Drones To Pull Out Their Kids' Teeth
This new parenting trend has got to be seen to be believed.
It used to be that the most extreme thing parents did to help their kids pull their loose teeth involved the slamming of a door.
But now a new parenting trend has parents using drones to pull out their kids' loose teeth.
That's right. Drones.
A search of YouTube turns up dozens of videos featuring this very twenty-first century way to pull a loose tooth.
At its core the technique is pretty similar to the old door slamming trick your parents might have used on you.
One end of a string is tied around the loose tooth...
But instead of the door supplying the force, it's the drone — by shooting high into the sky.
As neat as these videos are, it's hard not to wonder if this is safe for kids' teeth.
To find out, BuzzFeed Life spoke to Mary Hayes, DDS, of the American Dental Association:
"Losing a baby tooth is an important and exciting event in a child's life. Parents have assisted creatively in this process for years. To avoid injury, I tell parents: help the child remove the tooth only if it is very, very loose. Be sure the child is willing and not frightened before proceeding."