The Toothless Wonder

By Phil Bolsta

Last night when I was sound asleep,

My little brother Keith

Tiptoed into my bedroom

And pulled out all my teeth.

You’d think that I would be upset

And jump and spit and swear.

You’d think that I would tackle Keith

And pull out all his hair.

But no! I’m glad he did it.

So what if people stare.

Now, thanks to the Tooth Fairy,

I’ll be a millionaire!

The Loveable Toothfairy Tradition | What You Can Teach Your Kids

The loveable tooth fairy tradition is said to have started in the United States during the early 1900s. This popular custom continues to push (and perhaps frustrate) parents to search for fun and creative ways to celebrate the loss of their child’s baby teeth.

Most kids start losing teeth between the ages of 5-7 and they lose around 20 baby teeth when all is said and done, so parents, pace yourselves. In fact, you may want to set realistic expectations with your kids regarding tooth fairy visits since the teeth can fall out at rapid speed. The going rate per lost tooth is 1.50-2.50, according to a poll taken by Delta Dental.  If you’re feeling savvy and want to avoid being out “fairy-ed” by other parents, Visa has a Tooth Fairy Calculator App which allows you to input geographic data to receive an average payment for kids in your area.

Believe it or not, your creative tooth fairy ideas can help incorporate positive dental habits at home! Leaving notes written by the tooth fairy is a fun way to remind kids to brush and floss. There are multiple, printable tooth fairy resources online. That leaves you to add the fairy dust(glitter) for an authentic experience. And that leave us to add to the magic by bringing your family in to our office for a check up experience with our favorite dentist magician!