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We encourage parents to look for creative and fun ways to engage their children in maintaining good oral hygiene. Tooth Fairy Day on August 22nd is an exciting event you can celebrate with your child. Honoring the mythical Tooth Fairy on this silly day can help you promote good dental practices to your child!
- Reward System for Daily Brushing & Flossing
- Read Dental-Related Books
- Draw a Picture of the Tooth Fairy
- Write the Tooth Fairy a Letter for Any Lost Teeth
On Tooth Fairy Day, leave a small note from the Tooth Fairy acknowledging your child’s oral hygiene efforts! Words of encouragement and a reward system could help motivate your child to keep brushing their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. For example, set up a chart and mark each day they successfully complete their brushing and flossing routine. Offer reasonable incentives, like stickers, a small toy, screen time, or a special outing, as a reward for a certain number of days in a row.
Visit your local library to read a few age-appropriate books that tell enchanting stories about the Tooth Fairy and educate your child about oral hygiene and the dentist.
Encourage your child’s creativity by having them draw a picture of what they imagine the Tooth Fairy would look like. Hang their artwork in their bedroom or on the refrigerator, or have them leave it under their pillow to give to the Tooth Fairy.
Help your child express their thoughts and emotions by writing a letter to the Tooth Fairy about their recently lost teeth. Or invite them to write a story or act out a play about the Tooth Fairy.
Tooth Fairy Day is an opportunity to make oral hygiene an enjoyable experience for your child. By incorporating these activities, you can foster their imagination and create lasting memories. Contact our team at your nearest CarolinasDentist location for more ideas to strengthen your child’s oral care habits!