Giving a loose tooth that last yank can be tough on kids and, sometimes, on parents as well.

Kids usually kind of have fun with it up until that last piece of skin is all that's left holding it in. Then the fear, the anticipation and the anxiety start kicking in.

I have seen people tie a string to the tooth and then attach the other end of the string to doorknobs, archery arrows, footballs and all kinds of other things. Olympic athlete Bryan Clay really got creative when his daughter came to that moment, he turned it into a practice session.  Clay, who won the decathlon in the 2008 summer olympics, tied his daughters tooth to his javelin and let it fly.  Clay told ABC news:

“I don’t think she felt it at all.” “She had a great time.”

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