February 23, 2016

When young children start to feel the ache and wiggle of a loose tooth, their parents might tell them about the Tooth Fairy. As we all know the Tooth Fairy visits children and leaves behind a little bit of money in exchange for their baby teeth. February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day, a day set aside to celebrate the fantasy creature that helps children grow up. Of course, not everyone who might lose a tooth is a child. In this case, Dr. Will Akin and the care team at Nashville Periodontal Group work together with the Tooth Fairy to provide dental implants in Brentwood, TN. This is a great way to replace missing teeth at any age.


Helping Children Cope With Tooth Loss

Some children look forward to a visit from the Tooth Fairy but others can be very nervous about the prospect of losing a tooth. They might be worried about pain or blood, or they might not feel certain that new teeth will grow back. Parents and caretakers can help children prepare for this important milestone in several ways. Here are a few suggestions you can try:

  • Visit the library for picture books about tooth loss. A children’s library will help you locate lots of books about the Tooth Fairy and about losing teeth for the first time.
  • Make a tooth pillow or tooth bag. A small pillow or bag will hold the lost tooth safe until the Tooth Fairy comes to collect it. It can be stored and reused the next time a tooth is lost.
  • Buy some healthy frozen snacks. Simple treats like frozen fruit, low-fat frozen yogurt, or frozen peas can be fun to eat while also relieving sore gums.


Give the Tooth Fairy a Helping Hand

If you are an adult looking for tooth loss solutions, this is a great time to make an appointment with Dr. Akin to learn more about dental implants. Contact Nashville Periodontal Group today by calling (866) 910-1921.



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