Fun Ways to Welcome the Tooth Fairy

May 4, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — guthrieddsteam @ 3:11 am
young boy surprised to lose his first tooth

Whenever a child loses a tooth, it’s tradition for them to tuck it underneath their pillow and wait for the Tooth Fairy to replace it with a small gift. This practice is a great way to encourage children to take proper care of their teeth while simultaneously getting them excited about their growing smiles. If your child recently lost a tooth, a children’s dentist in Ardmore shares fun ways to welcome the magical character!

A Receipt for Your Child’s Tooth

When your little one loses a tooth, consider making a receipt to document the occasion and give them something to remember it by. You can buy a receipt pad and write it out yourself or download a free themed version online! Write your child’s name, the date, a brief description of the tooth, and a small encouraging note. Even something simple like “Thanks for the lovely tooth!” or “Keep up the good work!” can go a long way.

Create A Tooth Fairy Dish

Sneaking into your child’s bedroom and completing the under-the-pillow trick without disturbing them is hard enough. Make the tooth easier to access by creating a special Tooth Fairy dish to hold it. You can find a dish at a local thrift shop or housewares store and decoratively paint it. 

Give Your Child a Special Notebook

Why not give your child something that can be turned into a lasting record of the Tooth Fairy’s visits? Take them to an office supply store or bookstore and allow them to choose a simple blank notebook. They can customize it with stickers and other festive decorations.

Your little one can even include fun facts they want the Tooth Fairy to know, like their name, hometown, and other details. When the mystical sprite visits, add a short note that encourages them to practice proper dental care!

A Healthy-Smile Calendar

Along with a Tooth Fairy gift, leave a brushing calendar in your child’s room as an additional little present. On it, they can record each time they brush, floss, or visit the dentist. It’s an excellent way to help them visualize their progress and instill good oral care habits for years to come.

Create a “Smilestone” Scrapbook

With a milestone keepsake album of “smilestones,” you can document each visit from the Tooth Fairy and record how your child’s grin changes over time. You can make your own scrapbook or purchase one from the craft store. If you have a baby book, you can simply add a scrapbook page to it. Encourage your child to document their experience of losing a tooth and leave it out in their bedroom for the Tooth Fairy to write in as well.

Losing baby teeth is a memorable milestone for children. With one of the fun ways listed above, you can give the Tooth Fairy a proper welcome and get your child excited about their changing smile!

About the Author

Dr. Jamie Guthrie earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the American Dental Association. Dr. Guthrie enjoys learning about dentistry even in her downtime, and she completes more than 50 hours of continuing education annually to learn about topics such as sedation dentistry. When you need a children’s dentist in Ardmore, she is ready to help with specialized services and a gentle touch as a mother herself. Schedule an appointment on her website or call (580) 224-9600.

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