Let The Tooth Fairy Convince Your Child That Good Oral Hygiene Is Important

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No matter how much you tell your child something is important for them to do, they can end up not taking you serious. This can be the same with convincing them of the importance of good oral hygiene. You can use the tooth fairy to your advantage if you have a hard time getting your little one to take proper care of their teeth. Learn how the tooth fairy can help in this article.

Have the tooth fairy leave your child a note

If your child is giving you a hard time about brushing their teeth, you can write a note from the tooth fairy on a small piece of paper. Remember, you want to write very little words. If you choose, you can type the letter out on the computer using a tiny font that looks like handwriting. Roll the note around your child's toothbrush and use a rubber band to hold it in place. Here is an example of what it can say:

Dear (your child's name),

I've noticed you aren't putting much effort into caring for your teeth. I would love it if you would start taking better care of them, please. Remember, I only pay for teeth that are in good condition.

Thank you,

The Tooth Fairy

Have the tooth fairy call your child

Young children love the idea of talking to their imaginary heroes such as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. Sometimes, a phone call from the tooth fairy reminding them to take good care of their teeth may be all it takes to convince them to step up their oral care. The call should be made from a friend or coworker your child doesn't talk too often so there is no chance of them recognizing the voice.

Have the tooth fairy leave appropriate rewards

When your little one has been caring for their teeth the way they should, have the tooth fairy leave them a great reward with a note letting them know it's because of how good they have been with their teeth. If they have been arguing about brushing and slacking off on their oral hygiene, have the tooth fairy leave them something small, with a note detailing the reason for the smaller reward.

The tooth fairy tips in this article should make it easier for you to get your child to remember to take care of their teeth on their own and to argue less with you about brushing.  If you still have trouble take your child to the dentist and have them explain to your child what can happen if they don't take good care of their teeth.

To learn more, contact a family dentistry clinic like Pine Lake Dental Group