How to Use the Tooth Fairy to Encourage Good Dental Health

If you have children, you know it can be difficult to get them to do…well, anything! That’s why Santa, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy can come in handy. While we always advocate for teaching your child good dental health without the help of fairies, there’s no denying a little magic can help make the dental health process work a little better.

Here’s how you can use the Tooth Fairy to encourage your children to make good dental health decisions on their own!

A little magic can never hurt – Dental Health with the Tooth Fairy

The process of losing teeth can be traumatic for a child, but adding a little “magic” can help minimize their fears. Generations of parents have retold the story of a magical Tooth Fairy that comes to place a gift beneath a child’s pillow in exchange for a lost tooth.

  • The Tooth Fairy checks in with parents – The fact that the tooth fairy checks in with Mom and Dad can help provide children with a sense that someone else is really watching over their dental health.
  • The Tooth Fairy likes healthy teeth – Back in the day, the Tooth Fairy may have taken any old tooth—but not today! Consider telling your children that the Tooth Fairy only leaves a gift if the lost tooth is healthy!
  • The Tooth Fairy rewards good dental care – It can be challenging to get your child to practice good dental hygiene, but perhaps the idea that the tooth fairy rewards good brushing, flossing and other oral health routines can ensure they take appropriate care, of their teeth. If they won’t listen to their parents, maybe they’ll listen to the Tooth Fairy!

If you’re struggling to get your children to brush their teeth, don’t worry! The Tooth Fairies at Fioritto Family Dental will help educate your child on the best dental health practices possible. They’re also quite skilled caring for pediatric dental patients!

When you need to take care of your child’s oral health, let the comforting and gentle dentists at Fioritto Family Dental take care of your family.