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When your child’s first baby tooth pops out of place, it might be a little scary and nerve wracking. Unfortunately, this is a natural occurrence that will happen often once your child turns 6 or 7 years old, so they’ll need to get used to it. It’s necessary for their baby teeth to fall out so the permanent teeth can move in and take their place. To make this phase a little easier for your child, you can tell them about the Tooth Fairy.

The Tooth Fairy is a kind, loving, and caring character that loves to reward children for losing their teeth. In fact, she enjoys leaving valuables for children to help them feel better about parting ways with their little chompers. Here is how it works: When your child loses their tooth, they should clean it and then put it in a plastic bag or container. Then, they should put it underneath their pillow right before bed. As your child sleeps, the Tooth Fairy will visit and take the tooth. Then, she will replace the tooth with a treasure, like money, a toy, or a treat.

Feel free to team up with the Tooth Fairy to help your child feel more at ease when they lose their teeth. If you have any questions or if you have any concerns for your child’s oral health in Lexington, Kentucky, please reach out to Dr. David O'Donnell and our dental team at ODonnell Family Dentistry. All you need to do is dial 859-269-4613 and we will be more than happy to help you.