Story of the Tooth Fairy
Every year kids all over the world lose their baby teeth to make room for their new adult teeth. The tooth fairy has a lot of work to do every night! With this article, you can explain to your kids how the Tooth Fairy works, but you can also explain why our teeth fall out. But do not worry! We have talked to her, and she has given us all the answers for you to give to your kids! Not only can you explain to kids how the Tooth Fairy works, but you can also explain why our teeth fall out.
First of all, why do our teeth fall out when we are kids?
Let's start from the beginning! When we are born we do not have any teeth! Ask your parents to show you some cute pictures and you will see you had no teeth! And, a few months after you are born, they grow. However, these teeth will not be with you forever!
Usually, babies show their first teeth when they are between 6 and 12 months old. And these teeth are called primary teeth, milk teeth, or baby teeth. A few years later, they fall out! But why?
This means that your permanent teeth are ready to show! And they are pushing the primary ones out so they get their own space! Your permanent teeth are a much stronger and longer-lasting version of the baby ones! If taken care of properly, they can last forever!
These strong new teeth will help you eat and talk during your whole life. Isn't that a long time? That is why is so important to take care of them! We only have two sets of teeth to look after, so be patient and do the most you can.
Here you can find some tips on how to take care of them
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a toothbrush and toothpaste
- Avoid sweets
- Avoid sugary drinks
- Regular dental checkups
So, is she coming to pick up my teeth?
She is often busy and she always needs to be cautious as well! This is why she can not visit all of us every night. This means that when one of your teeth falls out, instead of waiting until the next morning for her little gift, you might have to wait a few days! But do not panic! She will come eventually!
What can you do to help The Tooth Fairy?
A little surprise always cheers everyone up! It would be nice to welcome her while she is picking up your tooth, don't you think? Here you can find our little cute idea: What about sending her a gift? We are sure she will love it!
For example, you can create your favorite DIY from the ones available or a beautiful painting and put it under your pillow, so she can pick it up whenever she can! Or maybe you can put it inside an envelope and send it to her!
Remember, when one of your teeth falls out, before going to bed, wash your teeth, leave a gift for the Tooth Fairy and be patient. She will come back soon, maybe you can see her in your dreams! And take care of your teeth, so she will be happy and proud of you!
If you want to see more ideas about activities and educational materials to do with your child at home, have a look at our community resources.