Every day, our dentists in Garden Grove work with families of all kinds. From old families – with children who have long since left home, to new families – still learning, growing, and losing baby teeth!
That’s where we’d like to help. Every day our dentists in Garden Grove work with young children who are either starting to lose their baby teeth or already well on their way. But sometimes – parents wonder how they can help support their children when it comes to getting excited about good dental health.
Well, many times – that’s where the tooth fairy can come in (seriously!).
The sheer magic that children will believe in is nothing short of amazing to behold. One way that many parents promote this creativity and get kids excited about their teeth is with the tooth fairy. But the tooth fairy doesn’t just have to be depositing cold hard cash under your kids’ pillows. You can also get creative with it. Here are some suggestions:
Encourage good dental care by laying some praise on your kids, courtesy of their favorite fairy
Don’t just stop at a dollar or two, what about some praise? Sharpen a pencil really sharp so you can get the writing nice and fine, and lay some praise on your kids for taking such good care of their teeth…here’s an example.
I can’t believe how perfect your teeth are! As you may already understand, the tooth fairy collects teeth that children lose from around the world and use them to create special fairy tools in fairyland. Without your perfect teeth – our tools just wouldn’t work like they’re supposed to – and Toothville just wouldn’t be the same! So thank you for taking such good care of your teeth and for helping the Fairy Kingdom stay strong! Keep up the good work! As a thank you – I hope you’ll enjoy the reward I’ve left for you.
Your tooth fairy
To go the extra mile, add the tiny letter with its tiny handwriting to a similarly tiny envelope – with a tiny wax seal, and plenty of fairy glitter.
Leave something more than money behind
Every kid loves getting a visit from the tooth fairy, but have you ever thought about adding a little more wonder to the experience? Imagine waking up only to find that your tooth fairy FORGOT her wand under your pillow? Just google “Tooth Fairy Wand” for a multitude of options to get you thinking.
Leave some footprints on the window sill
This sort of fun isn’t left to Santa. Making the tooth fairy as fun as possible can really help give your children a greater sense of value in their teeth. So while the tooth fairy sure is fun, you can also use her mythical reputation to encourage your kids to stay on top of their teeth.
Fairy footprints left in glitter on the window-sill are just one way to make the whole thing seem more real.
Trying to prove that teeth are valuable? Give them a receipt!
How else can you prove the value of something than by providing a receipt?! The same can be done to great effect with your children. Consider this great idea from Mamacheaps.com:
The main point? Make it fun
Being the tooth fairy isn’t just some old-fashioned parental obligation – it’s a tactic to get your kids caring about their teeth. What better way to do it than with a bit of magic?
Have questions about kids teeth? If your family is looking for a dentist in the Garden Grove area – our dentists would love to help. Contact us today to learn more!