February 23, 2016

National Tooth Fairy Day honors one of childhood’s most beloved visitors. For parents of kids who are naturally concerned about visiting the pediatric dentistry in Marshfield, MO, it’s a great chance to get kids enthused about their regular check-up and more relaxed about upcoming procedures. The idea of a scary-sounding procedure like a frenectomy leaves many children terrified of visiting the dentist. However, if you can harvest their natural enthusiasm about the tooth fairy you may be able to make the appointment more enjoyable for everyone. Here are some ideas for how to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day.


Watch a Movie

While the Tooth Fairy is not as popular a cinematic figure as Santa Claus, there are still a couple of movies that feature her. Watch Rise of the Guardians or The Tooth Fairy with your kid. Serve a tasty but healthy snack like apples and peanut butter while you watch.


Create a Craft

Make a fairy-themed craft like paper wings or a halo that your child can wear around the house. You can also stitch and decorate a tiny cushion that’s just the right size for a lost tooth. However, if neither you nor your child are particularly artistically inclined, coloring pages make for a great simple craft.


Read a Story

Just as there are only a few movies that feature the tooth fairly, there is also a limited number of picture books. However, tooth fairy stories are out there. You Think It’s Easy Being the Tooth Fairy? is a funny take on the tooth fairy myth, while Dear Tooth Fairy is a little more serious.


Make Your Next Dental Appointment

Take advantage of your child’s positive feelings about the tooth fairy. Book your next appointment with a pediatric dentistry in Marshfield, MO for the days after you celebrate.


To find out more about a frenectomy and other pediatric dentistry procedures, contact the office of Dr. Leo A. Tokarczyk at 417-882-2880 today.



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