(HealthDayNews) -- Chipped, broken and knocked-out teeth are common childhood dental emergencies.
Prevent accidents to your kids' teeth with these tips from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia:
- Keep drawers and doors closed and stairs secured from babies and toddlers.
- When children first learn to stand alone, they often use furniture to pull themselves up and balance. Make sure you secure furniture that's at your child's level.
- Caution your child about drinking from water fountains. Kids can ram their teeth into the metal water jet.
- If your child plays contact sports, see that he wears a mouth guard.