Anticipating a visit from the Tooth Fairy is something that kids and parents remember for the rest of their lives, and is a treasured part of parenting. To make your child’s experience special, consider some variations on the norm, and shake things up by trying one of these tips brought to you by the team at Dental Care of Frisco. You will be building lasting memories, and you may even start a new tradition!
Leave a Tooth Receipt
You get receipts at the grocery store, restaurants and theme parks, so why not from the Tooth Fairy? There are online templates made just for Tooth Fairy receipts, or you could craft your own personalized version. How about a note along the lines of “Thank you for this sparkly tooth to add to my collection! I can tell that you are an excellent tooth-brusher, and I look forward to my next visit!” Your receipt can also include your child’s name, the date and a note of what else the Tooth Fairy left behind.
A Glittery Reward
Everyone knows that fairies love sparkle, and the Tooth Fairy is no exception. Why wouldn’t the money she leaves behind be just as fabulous as she is? A quick trip to the craft store can yield a can of glitter spray, which can then be used to make a few bills shimmer and shine. You might even have trouble getting your child to spend these special dollars!
Create a Unique Tooth Box
Forget about hiding lost teeth under a pillow! Today’s Tooth Fairy is happy to retrieve her charms from a customized tooth box or tray. Help your child select a special object to hold teeth and rewards, and then customize it to suit their tastes. Decoupage, paint, glitter and jewel stickers are all great ways to create a one-of-a-kind tooth box or tray. Storing teeth somewhere other than in your child’s bedding also makes it much easier for the Tooth Fairy to get the job done.
Track Your Child’s Smile in a “Smilestone” Album
After the Tooth Fairy visits, keep the fun going by creating and adding to a special “Smilestones” photo album. Let your child choose their own small scrapbook or photo album from a crafts store, then decorate the cover. Each time a child loses a tooth, take a photo of their new smile and add it to the book, along with any notes left behind by the Tooth Fairy and journal entries from you and your child about how the tooth came out. This will be a keepsake that your child will likely treasure for the rest of their life.
Have a Backup Plan
Sometimes life just gets in the way, and the Tooth Fairy misses a pickup. That can be disappointing for a young child, so have a plan in place to handle these little incidents. Leave the tooth in the designated spot the next night, along with a note about the delay. Start out by saying how much your child missed the Tooth Fairy’s visit, but that you understand that sometimes things don’t go as planned. You might suggest that the Tooth Fairy may have had a surge in demand, or perhaps she ran out of fairy dust and had to restock.
At Dental Care of Frisco, we are honored to play a role in the development of healthy smiles and great dental health habits for kids from across the Frisco, TX area. We hope that these tips and ideas help you make the most out of your Tooth Fairy experience, and we look forward to seeing you soon!