Posted .

Bringing the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive in your home can be fun and exciting for both you and your child. Your child’s wonder and joy about the Tooth Fairy will no doubt bring a smile to your face and warmth to your heart. If you’d like to have the Tooth Fairy be about more than just money, you can write letters from the Tooth Fairy to encourage your child to brush their teeth and to answer any questions about the Tooth Fairy that he or she may have.

Why Does the Tooth Fairy Collect Teeth?
Your child may wonder what the Tooth Fairy does with the teeth from all of the children in the world. Some think that tooth fairies are gathering teeth to build a giant castle for their queen. The cleanest teeth are used to build the castle and other teeth are ground down and made into paving stones. Your tooth fairy could hint that she pays more for cavity-free teeth.

How Many Tooth Fairies Are There?
There are different opinions on this and different mythologies, so this is up to you. If you decide that there is only one, signing letters, “The Tooth Fairy,” shows this. If you would like to go with the legend that there are many tooth fairies, you can give your child’s tooth fairy a name and a fun personality. This can make the experience even more fun! If you decide to go with the multiple tooth fairies mythology, this could explain why your child’s tooth fairy leaves notes, while other tooth fairies leave only cash.

Are My Parents the Tooth Fairy?
In order to keep the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive for as long as possible, make sure that you don’t write in your handwriting when you leave a note from the Tooth Fairy. You can print off the Tooth Fairy’s letter with small, fancy font, or hand-write the letters with tiny letters. That way, your child will know that someone much smaller than mom or dad left the letter.

We welcome you to call Seaside Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics Inc at 858-551-9700 today to learn more and to set up your child’s next appointment with our dentists in La Jolla, California, Dr. Scoma and Dr. Lam.