Along with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairly is yet another mythical figure that you can enlist in putting a smile on your child’s face, except she can do it throughout the year. Since your child can lose up to 20 baby teeth before the permanent teeth come in, that’s a lot of visits over the years!
Today, dentists often use the idea of the Tooth Fairy to help your child’s budding awareness of oral health. The Tooth Fairy promotes this awareness with rewards for a toothy treasure, especially when you suggest that the Tooth Fairy values a healthy tooth than a decaying specimen, offering a bigger reward for a nicer tooth. Parents can also leave a note from the Tooth Fairy along with the reward, praising them for their good dental habits, and encouraging them to keep up the good work.
To help your child start out and develop good oral hygiene habits, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) advises parents to bring in their child by their first birthday, or within six months after their first tooth comes in. You can expect your child’s teeth to begin erupting typically around six months of age.
At our practice in Fort Worth, Texas, we encourage our patients to enlist the aid of the Tooth Fairy to help create oral health awareness in your child. Give the gift of a healthy smile to your child all year round. To schedule your child’s next visit, please call 817-732-9341 today and let Dr. Justin Warcup and our team help your child maintain their healthy smile!