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It’s natural for children to lose their baby teeth. In fact, it’s needed because their baby teeth need to be replaced by their permanent teeth. So, they should start losing their little chompers at about 6 or 7 years old. When they lose their first tooth, it might be a little scary. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you tell them about the Tooth Fairy, they might feel more at ease about parting ways with their baby teeth.

The Tooth Fairy is a kind, caring, and sneaky character that loves to reward children when their little chompers fall out of their mouth. Typically, the Tooth Fairy visits the child while they are asleep so they are completely surprised in the morning when they see what she left for them.

Here is how it works: Your child’s tooth will fall out of place. Then, you and your child will rinse it under water to clean it. Finally, you will put it in a plastic bag or container and will place it under your child’s pillow. As your child sleeps, the Tooth Fairy will visit them, will take the tooth, and will replace it with a treasure, like money, treats, or toys.

Feel free to tell your child about the Tooth Fairy so they can feel better about losing their baby teeth. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s oral health in Chicago, Illinois, please remember that Dr. Nidal Obeid and our dental team are here for you. So, please call Family Dental of Lincoln at 773-561-5106 at your earliest convenience!