Let’s Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day!
When you think of special days in February, we are sure that Valentine’s Day is the first day that comes to mind, followed by President’s Day. There is another day that you can be celebrating, especially if you have young children in your life — National Tooth Fairy Day! National Tooth Fairy Day actually takes place biannually on February 28th and August 22nd. This day is a way to celebrate a young child losing their first baby teeth and the cute little fairy who comes and collects all of the lost teeth. It is also a great reminder to schedule a routine examination for the young child in your life as well as for every member of your family.
What to Know About Losing Baby Teeth
Setting aside the excitement for the arrival of the Tooth Fairy, children usually have mixed emotions when they are about to lose 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. The children in the latter category are typically the children you see with the loose tooth barely hanging on in their mouth. Many parents and loved ones share the excitement, and some also share the nervousness. It is a common feeling among adults that a child losing their first tooth is a big milestone.
Some adults become worried that their children are losing their teeth too early or too late. Each child is unique when they lose their first tooth; however, on average, it is typically between the ages of four and seven. It is also important to note that there may be some bleeding when the tooth initially falls out. The permanent tooth may or may not be visible. When the permanent tooth begins to grow in, it may seem crooked or in the wrong position, but do not worry, as it will typically shift into a better placement within a few weeks.
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 loved one or yourself, be sure to contact our office located in Terre Haute, IN. If your child loses their next tooth on February 28th, we hope you take a few extra minutes to celebrate the Tooth Fairy and all her hard work!