As a parent, it’s been a long time since you lost your first tooth. However, you may still remember the magic, wonder and excitement of leaving that tooth under your pillow and discovering that it had been replaced with money or some other reward in the morning. Bringing that same magic to life for your child may seem like a daunting task, so Dr. Bowden, Dr. Bowden, Dr. Hernandez and our team have gathered some helpful tips.
Letters to & From the Tooth Fairy
Encourage your child to write letters to the Tooth Fairy. The letter can be placed with the lost tooth for the Tooth Fairy to find. Then the Tooth Fairy can then leave responses in tiny writing on a tiny piece of paper. If you like, write a little bit about the mystical land that the Tooth Fairy comes from. This can make the Tooth Fairy experience even more personal for your child.
Evidence of the Tooth Fairy’s Passing
Sprinkle glitter around your child’s bedroom in a trail to the door or window as evidence of the Tooth Fairy’s visit. You may also want to give your daughter a charm bracelet that the Tooth Fairy can add a charm to every time your child loses a tooth. If you have a son, consider small toys or books.
Encourage Healthy Dental Habits
You can turn the Tooth Fairy’s visit into a teaching opportunity. If you write a Tooth Fairy letter, include encouragement about keeping their teethers nice and healthy. If your child loses a cavity-free tooth, the Tooth Fairy can praise how beautiful the tooth is or say that she has a special place in mind for it in her kingdom. You can also leave rewards like a new, fun toothbrush or toothpaste.
Contact Kids First Pediatric Dentistry at 410-828-5699 today for more tips and to schedule your child’s next appointment with our dentists in Timonium, Maryland.