The Magical World of the Tooth Fairy: A Fun Guide for Parents

Tooth fairy guide for parents.

Time to create magical memories!

When you think back to your childhood, your mind just might flit to the tooth fairy. Did you know that this fairy was brought to life in a magazine in 1908? The tradition spread far and wide, creating memories for children everywhere.

It’s always fun to plan how to recreate that magic in your own household. Not only will you get to relive those fantastic childhood memories, but you will be able to make new ones for your little ones. Here at Davis Family Dental Care, our expertise doesn’t stop at preventive care. We’ve got you covered with a list of fun activities that will help you remake that magical world for your kiddos!

The Tooth Fairy’s Arrival: Preparing for the First Lost Tooth

When that first tooth gets wiggly, it can bring all sorts of emotions to the surface. You might be sad to see your baby growing up but also excited for this new chapter to begin. It’s time to start preparing for the tooth fairy’s very first visit!

Tell your children all of the stories about your own experience with the tooth fairy. It’s your turn to set the magic up how you want it to be. If you want your child to put the tooth under the pillow, you can set this expectation now. If you’d prefer it to be in a little envelope on the bedside table, now is the time to create that tradition.

Creating Enchanted Environments

When you are promoted to tooth fairy, you can make the magic happen however you want. Though exciting, it can be a little overwhelming to think of ways to enhance the magic.

In preparation for the tooth fairy, why not make a special baby-tooth container? Whether you choose an envelope or a little box, let your kiddo decorate it with paint, stickers, or glitter. You can either keep it under the pillow or place it on the side table so it’s easier to retrieve in the middle of the night.

Why not decorate a corner of your child’s room for the tooth fairy to visit? Get some colorful fairy lights and stick them to the wall. You could also hang streamers and put a pillow on the floor where the fairy can rest. To make it easier for the tooth fairy to take the tooth and leave a prize, you can suggest your child put the tooth in this fairy corner.

No matter how you decide to decorate for the tooth fairy’s arrival, get those little ones involved! The more they help, the more memories they will store away.

The Big Night: Tooth Fairy’s Visit

There are a lot of fun things you can do to make the tooth fairy’s visit extra magical. One idea is to leave a letter for the tooth fairy. Let your child decide what they want to write. It could be anything from a fanciful story about the tooth to a simple explanation of how they lost it. Whatever they decide, just be sure to have them put the date and their age at the top. After all, you’re going to keep that letter forever!

A lot of people leave cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve, so why can’t we do the same thing for the tooth fairy (using tooth-friendly treats, of course). Encourage your child to leave out some vegetables, fruit, or even something off this list. Let them help you pick the perfect healthy snack.

Don’t be afraid to get creative. For example, if your child is into soccer, consider how you could incorporate their love of the sport into your new tooth-fairy traditions. Or perhaps you have a little gymnast. You could have them create a short gymnastics routine for the tooth fairy. Be sure to record it so you can pass it along!

The Tooth Fairy’s Secret: How Parents Keep the Magic Alive

As children age, they naturally become more curious. They notice key details about this magic, and they might just figure it all out. Sometimes, other children may tease them and ruin the mystery. It can be hard to gauge how to react in situations like this.

Some children will take this realization in stride and tell you what they learned. Others will have follow-up questions.

If your child is still young when they figure it out, you might try telling them that you are the tooth fairy’s helper. This can help keep the magic alive without keeping your children in the dark about who the tooth fairy actually is.

If your children are in the process of figuring it out, be sure to tell them that it is a secret! You don’t want them to spoil the tradition for other kiddos. Let them know that it’s okay to believe in things that are magical and exciting.

Embracing the Magic

When your little one first comes in to tell you about their missing tooth, you’re bound to be overcome with emotion. Embrace that magic! Enjoy every minute that you get to create memories for your children.
From that first baby tooth on, we are here at Davis Family Dental Care for you and your family’s oral health. Whether you need to make your little one’s very first dental appointment or you just need to schedule a regular cleaning and checkup, we look forward to keeping your family smiling brightly!