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How to Celebrate Your Child's Tooth Loss With Tooth Fairy Art

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If you have kids, you wear A LOT of different hats. And you may even need to take on the role of tooth fairy now and then, too (so, one hat is actually a tiara... That comes with a tutu... And a wand.) Losing teeth can be scary for some kids, but a bit of imagination, creativity, and money under their pillow can turn a potentially fearful moment into a whole lot of fun. If your child is getting to the age where their teeth are beginning to fall out, get a few dollar bills and a stack of tooth fairy decorations ready – because it's time for you to flap those wings and make some tooth fairy magic happen.

When Will My Child Begin Losing Teeth?

Children's teeth begin to loosen and fall out at about six years old, but it could take longer. Your child's bottom two and top two front teeth will often be the first to go. And then... the rest. (The lateral incisors, first molars, canines, and second molars, if you want to be a tooth fairy that knows your stuff.)

Learn about the different types of teeth here.

Where Can I Find Tooth Fairy Decorations?

A lot of grocery stores, retailers, and dollar stores may have tooth fairy themed cards and decorations you can purchase, and you can even repurpose decorations meant for other celebrations on this special occasion, too.

You'll be able to find some excellent tooth fairy decorations by searching your favorite online marketplaces. But if you're on a budget or want to get creative, there are some fun ways to add some tooth fairy flair without spending a dime.

Where Can I Find Tooth Fairy Art Online?

In this modern age of connectivity, it's pretty simple for tooth fairies like you to find what you're looking for on the internet. Simply go into your favorite search engine and type in "tooth fairy" or "tooth fairy art" click on the images tab, and see what results come up. Search engines are pretty intuitive these days, and those basic phrases should suffice. But feel free to go crazy and perform some of the most common search phrases on the topic like "tooth fairy clip art," "tooth fairy clipart free printable," "add tooth fairy to picture free," or any other variation you can think of until you find the exact tooth fairy art you need.

You'll be able to save or copy-and-paste most of the images you see for free. Some may require you to sign up for an account or pay royalties to the creator of the picture, but you should be able to find what you need without pulling anything out of your tooth fairy budget.

What Fun Things Can I Do With Tooth Fairy Art?

The possibilities are endless, but here are a few ideas you can feel free to use (you don't need to give us any teeth for them or anything!)

Try writing a letter from the tooth fairy to your child:

  • You can copy/paste your favorite images into the document as decoration or place a picture of the tooth fairy next to the signature to add some extra flair.
  • You could also size the images as you see fit in a blank document, print it out, and handwrite the letter to give your tooth fairy character a bit more personality.
  • You can also use the letter as an opportunity to encourage your child to practice good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing every day.

Learn how to help your kids care for their teeth and prevent cavities.

Use tooth fairy art as decoration:

  • Printing out tooth fairy art and taping it up around your child's room is a great way to make tooth loss feel like a special event.
  • An entertaining idea is to put some tooth fairy art on an envelope and use it to leave money under your child's pillow.

Make it your own:

  • Try combining images of a tooth fairy with some of your kid's favorite activities to make them feel more personalized.
  • If you want to take a more DIY approach, try putting a blank piece of paper over your screen and tracing your favorite images for a more handmade effect.
  • You and your child can look up images together and use them as inspiration for your own drawings.
  • Search "tooth fairy coloring book" for some fun images your child can use some crayons on.

Whatever you end up doing for your child when they lose their teeth, remember to make this a moment of excitement and celebration. Let them know that this is a rite of passage that we all go through, and it's one of the many beautiful joys of growing up. And don't miss this opportunity as a great teaching moment about practicing good oral hygiene. Whatever you do for your child, you're going to do great, and we have a feeling you're going to give your child something to smile about when they wake up.


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This article is intended to promote understanding of and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment.

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