As a child the tooth fairy was probably a very fond memory of yours. The all knowing magical fairy that swooped in during a traumatizing time of your life (well, maybe not for you but I was terrified of losing teeth) who took your teeth in exchange for money or small gifts. Sadly one day we grew up realized that it had been our parents or guardian all along.This taught us a great lesson though, kids love the tooth fairy! This February 28th spend some time with your children and have some fun teching them about the tooth fairy!
Of course this won’t be like a grand Christmas morning, but get your children something small like a new toothbrush with their favorite cartoon character, some toothpaste, and sugar free gum. Getting gifts is something we all love and is a great way to get a kids attention. It doesn’t have to be fancy or flashy, but it should be something that will get them excited about brushing their teeth and help in instill good oral hygiene habits.
If your kids know the basics of oral hygiene, you can help teach them good habits for more other situations. One we’re a fan of is giving them a small chocolate bar (yes real, delicious chocolate) and a small bottle of water. Talk to them about the benefits of moderation and teach them to rinse their mouth with the water afterwards to help wash away the sugar in the chocolate and other sugary drinks and foods.
Books, videos, websites. There are hundreds out there, so which ones do you use? The answer is that is doesn’t really matter unless you like it. From youtube video’s to child friendly websites to the books at your local library there are hundreds of thousands of resources at the tips of your fingers.
If you’re looking for a good place to start however, you can check out this link here. Make a fun day out of it! Color books, movies, themed dinner, presents, what more could a kids ask for on February 28th?
Just like a regular tooth fairy visit, consider leaving something under your child’s pillow for them to discover when they wake up. Whether you decide to leave a small gift, or even just a note telling your child to practice proper hygiene techniques don’t worry about making a grand impression. The magic of the tooth fairy should be impression enough!
Kids will be kids. For a few years there is a magical fairy that will give them cash or gifts in exchange for teeth that are dropping out of their faces. This is a great way to get kids used to the idea of losing teeth without it being too traumatic an experience. If you have any questions or need more resources reach out to us at http://www.hospitaldentalgroup.com. Here at Hospital Dental Group we love kids, so if you are looking for a friendly new face for you kids to see for their teeth consider checking us out at the link above. Thanks for reading!