National Tooth Fairy Day
If you are thinking there are no special days to celebrate this August, we are here to tell you that you are wrong. While there are no major holidays this month, there is one special day that your children may be interested in learning more about — National Tooth Fairy Day! This special day is actually recognized twice a year, on August 22nd and February 28th. It is a day that celebrates young children losing their baby teeth and the special fairy who collects the teeth and leaves behind something special. Celebrating twice a year is significant because it’s a reminder that it is important for children to maintain routine oral hygiene examinations and cleanings with a dentist every six months.
Losing Baby Teeth
While many children are excited about the arrival of the Tooth Fairy, some children may be nervous about losing their first teeth. Some children are excited and wiggle their teeth continuously until they eventually pull them out, while others are more timid and seem fearful about what losing a tooth will feel like. It is important to reassure your child that their baby teeth are designed to fall out to make room for their permanent, adult teeth.
Just as when baby teeth emerge in the mouth, there is no set schedule to when baby teeth will fall out. Generally, children begin to lose their baby teeth between the ages of four to seven. This varies by child, and if you are concerned, we can always check your child during your next appointment. Do not be alarmed if you see blood when a baby tooth falls out. That is normal and will stop quickly. It might also appear that the adult teeth look crooked or out of place when they come in, and that is normal as well.
If you have any questions about your child losing their teeth, their permanent teeth coming in, or you need to schedule an appointment for your little one or yourself, be sure to contact our office located in Burton, MI. If your child loses their next tooth on August 22nd, we hope you take a few extra minutes to celebrate the Tooth Fairy and all her hard work!