Time For Your Little One To Start Losing Baby Teeth? 3 Dental-Friendly Ways To Introduce The Tooth Fairy

Posted on: 5 October 2016

If your child is reaching the age where they'll start losing their baby teeth, it might be time to prepare for those visits by the tooth fairy. If you hadn't thought about the tooth fairy, it's time to start. The tooth fairy is an important part of childhood. If you're not too keen on the idea of giving your child cash each time they lose a tooth, there are other ways to continue the tradition without a cash payment. Here are some fun ways to introduce the tooth fairy to your child.

Give a Toothbrush

You know your child is going to start losing their baby teeth. You also know that your child will need to learn proper oral hygiene at an early age. A fun way to provide a treat from tooth fairy, and instill proper oral hygiene habits, is to provide a new tooth brush each time your child loses a baby tooth. When choosing a new toothbrush, consider some of your child's favorite cartoon characters, or colors. By giving your child a personalized toothbrush, you'll be letting them know that dental care is important and that the tooth fairy knows them personally.

Give Notes from the Tooth Fairy

If you want your child to take a real interest in the tooth fairy, and proper oral hygiene, consider leaving personalized notes each time they lose a tooth. When your child looks under their pillow, they'll have a special note from the tooth fairy that tells them how well they're doing caring for their teeth, and provides them with a simple tip on how to keep their teeth and gums healthy. Your child will look forward to the personalized notes they receive.

Give Healthy Snacks

If you want to change things up each time your child loses a baby tooth, leave healthy snacks under their pillow. Leaving a pack of sugar-free fruit snacks, or other special treats will help your child learn about the different snacks that are healthy and good for their teeth. As your child grows, you can change the treats to include some of their favorite snacks, which will make the treat more personal.

If it's time for your child to start losing their baby teeth, be sure to get ready for the tooth fairy. The tooth fairy can be a great way to teach your child about proper oral hygiene. To keep your kids teeth and gums healthy, be sure to take them to the dentist at least twice a year. For more information, consult with a family dentist, like Marci Mendola-Pitcher DDS.