Your child is nearing the age when he or she will begin losing teeth. This is such a fun time in a child’s life because of the magic of the Tooth Fairy. But how do you create this magic for your young one? Our team at Hill Country Pediatric Dentistry is thriled to give you some ideas for your Tooth Fairy tradition.
A Tooth Fairy Story
Your child may wonder what the Tooth Fairy does with all of the teeth she collects. A popular story is that the Tooth Fairy, or tooth fairies, are building a castle for their queen out of the cleanest, most well cared for teeth. Teeth that are not as nice are used for paving stones. You could leave more money for cleaner teeth with no cavities using this story as an explanation.
A Reward From the Tooth Fairy for the Tooth
When your child starts losing baby teeth, you will need to set expectations regarding rewards from the Tooth Fairy. Payments for a tooth generally range from $1.50 to $2.50. Instead of leaving money, some parents leave small toys or healthy treats.
Extras to Enhance the Tooth Fairy’s Magic
There are many ways that you can make the Tooth Fairy experience even more magical for your child. Leaving a Tooth Fairy note is a fun way to do this. Use a very fine-tipped pen to write in tiny letters on a very small piece of paper. If you like, you can use glitter to leave “fairy dust” on the letter. When you leave letters, you can decide if there is just one Tooth Fairy or many tooth fairies. If you decide there is only one, sign the letter as “the Tooth Fairy.” If there are many, give your child’s tooth fairy a name and a personality. You can also buy or make a special tooth pillow with a pocket for the tooth. This way, “the Tooth Fairy” knows just where to find your child’s tooth. Another fun idea is leaving tiny glitter or sticker fairy footprints throughout the house for your child to find.
For more Tooth Fairy ideas and to schedule your child’s next appointment with our pediatric dentists in Bee Cave, Texas, Dr. Saucier and Dr. Manshadi, contact us at 512.263.7455.