The Tooth Fairy tradition has and will always be a great one to keep. Children will begin to lose their baby teeth between ages 5 and 7; the age varies for each child. When the first tooth starts to wiggle, parents may want to start thinking about what kind of tooth fairy traditions they want to start! This is a tradition that has been around for a long time and remains popular today.
Over recent years payments from the tooth fairy have increased significantly. Her generosity varies per region, but a child on average is receiving $3.44 per tooth. With 20 baby teeth to lose, that piggy bank can fill up quickly! No matter what amount the tooth fairy decides to leave, we’ve come up with 3 creative tooth fairy ideas for parents.
Incorporating these ideas will help educate your child on the importance of good oral hygiene and dental routines.
1. Recognize good behaviour
Have the tooth fairy leave your child a special note recognizing them for a particular part of their dental routine that they do well. There are various printable notepads and certificates available online. Knowing the tooth fairy is watching may help reinforce good oral hygiene habits.
2. Read a book about the tooth fairy
Read a tooth fairy book to your child. There are several books available. It’s a great way to learn more about the tooth fairy and how they lose their teeth.
3. Find the right reward
Some younger children may be more excited about receiving a treat than money. You could skip the cash altogether or include a treat with the money, like a new toothbrush to encourage them to continue to brush.
Whatever you decide to do, having a tooth fairy kit ready to go is a great idea so you aren’t unprepared and have to overpay!
Incorporating your own traditions makes it fun for both you and your child. It can also help reduce any anxiety or fear your child may have about losing their teeth. If you have any questions or concerns about when your child will start to lose their baby teeth or the development of their adult teeth, please contact us to book an appointment.