Posted on: 19 March 2019Share
Losing a tooth naturally is an exciting event for any child — and there's no denying that part of the child's excitement is the anticipation of a visit from the Tooth Fairy. If your child has lost a tooth, you'll want to reward this accomplishment with some money or a small gift under his or her pillow. To document the event, you can also leave a receipt from the Tooth Fairy. Many pediatric dental clinics have these fun receipts that parents can pick up after appointments to use in the future, but if you haven't recently been to the pediatric dentist or thought about asking for a Tooth Fairy receipt, you may want to make your own. Here are some things to include on it.
Details About The Event
The receipt from the Tooth Fairy is fun for your child to receive, but you'll also want to keep this small document to look back on this time in your child's life several years from now. The receipt should include all of the relevant details about the event, including the date, the child's age, the tooth that came out, and any details about how the child lost the tooth. For example, you might write how the tooth came out while the child was eating an apple.
Information About The Gift
A quick recap of the gift that you're leaving for the child is also important to include on the receipt from the Tooth Fairy. For many families, the preferred gift is money — for example, you might give $1 or $2 per tooth. Other families choose to give a small gift, though, such as a toy that the child will enjoy. Whatever you choose, make a point of including this information on the receipt. Years from now, you can look back at the receipt and smile at the type of toys that your child was interested in at the time that he or she was losing his or her baby teeth.
Encouragement To Keep Brushing
Don't miss out on the opportunity to use the loss of your child's tooth as a teaching point. Include some encouragement from the Tooth Fairy for your child to keep brushing his or her teeth. The message could compliment them on their current good hygiene habits while encouraging your child to maintain their healthy habits. This part of the message will be special to your child, given its personal touch, but it can also be helpful as your child learns the importance of brushing.
Contact a pediatric dental clinic in your area for additional advice.