The Tooth Fairy is notorious for sprinkling her fairy dust on our pillows, taking our baby teeth, and leaving us a few bucks.
But times have changed, and our favorite fluttering fairy has many more magic tricks up her sleeve. The Tooth Fairy can be the magical force in your household to encourage positive oral health habits. Getting your kiddos to brush isn’t an easy job, but the Tooth Fairy can help:
Brush Up and Read Up
Put away the iPad and bring out the books! Next time your kiddo loses a tooth, add a new oral health or Tooth Fairy-themed book to their shelf. After all, bedtime stories and brushing go hand-in-hand! Here are a few of our favorite dental books.
Magic Over Money
Instead of leaving money under the pillow, consider a smile-inspired surprise to improve your child’s oral health habits. Buy a toothbrush timer or an electric toothbrush featuring a favorite character. You may even pick up some sparkly stickers to place on their brushing and flossing chart. Don’t have one? Download one here.
Points Per Pearly White
Keep track of teeth lost over time. The Tooth Fairy can leave “magic tickets” under the pillow. You can also award bonus tickets for dental visits or consistent brushing. Eventually kids can cash in their tickets for a grand prize—like a trip to the toy store or a night at the movies.
Get creative and show kids the value of smile care!