Kids love the tooth fairy – that’s no big surprise, especially if you put money under their pillow when they lose their teeth! But, did you also know that there is a reason that parents love her too? It’s true! February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day. This is a better time as any to start the talk to your kids about children’s dentistry, namely how they can take care of their teeth and gums and have better oral health. As a parent, you probably know just how important children’s dentistry is. Gathering your kids up each morning and night to floss and brush their teeth isn’t always the easiest thing in the world to do, but thankfully you don’t have to go it alone anymore. Now you have the Tooth Fairy in your corner to help you out. This is going to be a fantastic day to sit down with your kids and talk seriously about how to have better oral hygiene and why it’s so important to brush and floss daily. To make it even more Tooth Fairy-themed, there are even Tooth Fairy cartoons, books, and movies to help educate your kids and keep them entertained and have fun.
If you need a few more ideas on what to do on this special day, here are a few activities to consider.
Tooth Shaped Cookies
This is a really fun activity to do with your kids and its something they will love. Baking cookies or cooking with your kids gives you a chance to talk to them about the things that really matter. Its also a great way to keep the line open for communication with your kids.
Tooth Shaped “Fairy” Pillows
Parents have been leaving coins under their kid’s pillows when they lose a tooth for years. But, what if your family did something a little different? Tooth Shaped Fairy Pillows are something you can create with your kids. You can let them pick out the fabric, jewels, and any other decorations. Once the pillow is done they can keep it as a keepsake and put it on their dresser for when the Tooth Fairy Comes.
Tooth Fairy Coloring Books
Let’s be honest, everyone loves to color – even parents. This is a nice way to spend some time together and have loads of fun coloring in images of the Tooth Fairy and all things dental hygienic.
There’s no such thing as learning too early about children’s dentistry. If your kids can talk and understand directions or instructions, they can understand well enough for you to start talking to them about their teeth and how important it is to take care of them! It’s also a good idea for you, as the parent, to schedule a visit at Landmark Dental today. Together you can come up with a dental plan to keep your kid’s teeth healthy and strong and to keep them happy and confident.