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Most children begin losing teeth around age 6. If you want to bring the magic of the Tooth Fairy alive in your home, you’ll have to take up the mantle! This may seem like a daunting task, so Dr. Jonathon Konz and our team are more than happy to provide you with tips.

Use a Tooth Fairy Pillow
Your child may want to use a Tooth Fairy to hold his or her lost tooth in. These pillows can be bought from a store or you can make one yourself. Generally, a Tooth Fairy pillow is a tiny pillow with a small pocket that can be closed with a zipper, button, or Velcro.

Make a Tooth Fairy Kit
Making a Tooth Fairy kit can help you be prepared when your child loses a tooth. Keep coins or small bills in this kit. You can also keep tooth-shaped awards in your Tooth Fairy kit. Use these awards to compliment your child on a part of his or her dental hygiene that he or she accomplishes especially well. Keep colorful paper and a fine-tipped in your kit to write letters from the Tooth Fairy to your child.

Leave Fairy Dust
Use glitter or glitter glue to leave “fairy dust” on your child’s tooth fairy pillow or on your child’s letter from the Tooth Fairy.

Letters to and From the Tooth Fairy
As we’ve already mentioned, writing letters to your child from the Tooth Fairy can help bring the magic to life. Also consider having your child write to the Tooth Fairy. Letters for the Tooth Fairy can be left with the lost tooth for the Tooth Fairy to find. Then the Tooth Fairy can leave responses along with any gifts.

We encourage you to contact Little Smiles Pediatric Dentistry at 703-542-7000 for additional tips and to schedule your child’s next visit with our dentist in Ashburn, Virginia.