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 your lost tooth under your pillow and discovering that it had been replaced with a reward in the morning. Bringing that same magic to life for your child may seem like an intimidating task, so Dr. Baily, Dr. Reimschissel and our team have gathered some helpful tips.
Letters to & From the Tooth Fairy
Encourage your child to write letters to the Tooth Fairy. If he or she hasn’t learned to read and write yet, feel free to help! 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 more personal for your child.
Encourage Healthy Dental Habits
You can turn the Tooth Fairy’s visit into an opportunity to teach your child proper dental care. If you write a Tooth Fairy letter, include encouragement about keeping their teeth nice and healthy and praise for a job well done. You can also leave rewards like a new, fun toothbrush or toothpaste.
Feel free to contact West Valley Pediatric Dentistry at 801-417-8080 today for more tips and to schedule your child’s next visit with our pediatric dentists in Taylorsville, Utah.