- Write a tiny note from the tooth fairy, reminding your child to keep up the good work. You can also create a certificate that he or she can hang. You can find lots of free templates on Pinterest.
- Instead of a monetary gift, have your fairy leave a fun, new toothbrush and floss selected especially for your child. A note like, “I know you love orange, Joey” or “Since Dora is your favorite, Lily, I picked this for you” will excite them.
- If your young child is the type who questions the tooth fairy’s presence, there are lots of things you can do to bring her “alive.” Have a friend whose voice he/she won’t recognize, call to say “I got your tooth… so proud of how white it is… keep brushing”; leave a sparkling confetti trail from their window to their bed; download a free tooth fairy shadow for your child’s wall; or make a trail of walking doll feet dipped in flour on your sleeping child’s pillow. For parents who are really willing to go the extra mile, there is a website called I Caught The Tooth Fairy. This company Photoshops a fairy into a picture of your sleeping child. There it is: Proof.
Sound like a lot of trouble? A lot of these things just take a bit of time and planning, and they’re worth it. It is critical that young children take great care of their teeth. Healthy baby teeth lead to healthy adult teeth. Healthy adult teeth lead to healthy adults.
Let a lifetime of great habits take flight!
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