Did you know that your Dentist works for the Tooth Fairies?
Once your child’s first tooth starts to grow the Dentist alerts the Chief Tooth Fairy who will assign your child their very own Tooth Fairy, which can be a boy or a girl. Each time your child has a check up at the surgery, roughly every 6 months, the dental team record how many teeth your child has and what condition they are in. This information is then relayed to the relevant Tooth Fairy, who lives in Tooth Fairy Land, via the computerised system Molar Watch.
Like their good friend Santa, the Tooth Fairies have magical powers and can see when their child starts to have a wobbly tooth. This is logged into the big Wobbly Tooth Book that is held in Tooth Fairy Land’s library where the Tooth Fairy keeps a very close eye on the tooths’ progress.
Once they know that the child's tooth has fallen, plans are made to visit the child that night, while they are sleeping, to take the tooth from under the pillow and replace it with a small offering. The Tooth Fairy would find it very helpful if they had easy access to the child’s bedroom. The best way to do this, would be for the parent of the child to install a magical fairy door somewhere in the bedroom at the first sign of the wobbly tooth. This entry could then be used for all future visits.
When the Tooth Fairy returns to Tooth Fairy Land with the fallen tooth, they sprinkle some fairy dust over it which makes the tooth extra shiny. Really good teeth are used like bricks to build extra rooms onto the Tooth Fairy Castle, where all the Tooth Fairies reside. The other teeth are used to make jewellery, or shoes, or new instruments. Some are even ground down to make more fairy dust! However, it is possible that your child receives a very sentimental Tooth Fairy who lovingly displays the teeth in a toothbox and presents it to your child when they are a lot older.
Tooth Fairies are very shy beings, which is why you will never ever see one. If they arrive at a child’s bedroom and it’s too messy, they won’t take the tooth. They are too afraid of being hurt by toys left on the floor, such as lego. So it is important that the child has a clean room in order to receive their payment.
Sometimes, a child might get paired up with a forgetful Tooth Fairy which means that the Tooth Fairy will know the tooth has fallen out but will forget to show up and collect it. This is nothing to worry about though as the Tooth Fairy always fixes their mistake and arrives the next evening with a bigger offering to make up for the error.
The Tooth Fairies want children to enjoy brushing their teeth, so they think that they should be introduced to a toothbrush very early on. Babies can chew on the bristles while they play in the bath to help alleviate teething gums. Toddlers can watch their parents or older siblings as they brush their teeth which will lead to mimicking behaviour, if they see others doing it they will want to join in. For older children, the Chief Tooth Fairy says that they can select their own toothbrush which is as unique as they are and they could maybe brush their teeth along to their favourite tune. At the moment, the Tooth Fairies’ favourite tune is “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls, they can’t get enough of it.
Tooth Fairies love clean, well looked after teeth. Decayed teeth are of no use to them. In order that your teeth are clean Tooth Fairies advise the following:
Parents are to wipe their gums with a damp cloth, such as gauze, to remove any milk residue. This will keep the gums clean and free from infection.
Once the first tooth is through, register the baby at the Dentist (who will let the Chief Tooth Fairy know). Use a very soft bristled toothbrush, especially designed for babies, with water and the tiniest bit of toothpaste to clean the tooth/teeth and gums.
Parents are to use a toothbrush designed for baby teeth along with a smidgen of toothpaste.
Parents are to use a toothbrush designed for children's teeth along with a pea sized amount of toothpaste.
Children can start to brush their teeth by themselves, with adult supervision. Use an electrical toothbrush with a blob of toothpaste that covers the circle part of the toothbrush head. Make sure to double check that their teeth are clean.
If a parent has any concerns about their children’s teeth or they need more advice on oral hygiene for children, the Tooth Fairies recommend speaking to their family Dentist.