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Starting a tooth fairy tradition to have good dental habits

For generations, the tooth fairy has helped many kids learn more about taking care of their teeth.

Dentists advise parents to start and develop good oral hygiene habits in their child from their first birthday. They must teach their kids to brush and floss their teeth, use creative ideas to prevent cavities and gum diseases and encourage trust in dentist. For parents it’s very important incorporate legends and fantasy to set expectations regarding tooth fairy visits.

Children generally begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of 5 to 7, when a child loses his first tooth, parents make “The Tooth Fairy” into a tool that will help a child learn the importance of dental hygiene and make the process fun.

To child is one of the great rites during childhood, one that involves the magical transformation of their teeth into money or a gift. Kid place his tooth under the pillow at night and awakening the next morning to find the gift that the tooth fairy has left in this place. The Tooth Fairy promotes good oral care with rewards, explain to your kids that she prefers healthy teeth.

Add special touches to the experience for example:

  • The Tooth Fairy may leave your child a certificate.
  • Make or purchase a special “tooth pillow” for your child.
  • Keep their teeth in a special box
  • Sprinkle some glitter around the room as proof of the visit.
  • Reinforce the importance of dental care routines by using notes written by the Tooth Fairy

Occasionally, a baby tooth is lost prematurely due to an accident or injury. In other situations, baby teeth refuse to come out on their own and need to be “wiggled” out at the dentist’s office. These special cases call for extra care and attention from parents as well as from the tooth fairy. A letter from the tooth fairy, accompanied by a treat, can be sent to praise the child’s bravery at the dentist office. Reassuring a child who has been through a dental procedure helps to take away some of the fear and provides an opportunity to discuss the experience with your child at his level of understanding.

If you need any suggest or advise to help your child in his oral care, don’t hesitate and contact us.

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