Around the world, countries have unique traditions that mark the loss of a child’s primary teeth. One such tradition that started around the early 1900s in the United States is the tooth fairy legend. The legend continues, and parents try to find unique ways to use the legend not only to celebrate the child’s baby teeth loss but also to instil good oral health.
What Does Tooth Fairy Do With All The Teeth?
Well, if the legend is to be believed, then the tooth fairy collects the teeth and uses only the cleanest and most well-cared for teeth to build a giant castle for her queen. In exchange, she leaves a golden coin for the child. The substandard teeth are also used, but they are ground down to make paving stones. This is the reason why children who take good care of their teeth receive more money from the tooth fairy than others.
What Does Tooth Fairy Want You To Do?
All the tooth fairy wants is for you to clean and take care of your teeth properly.
- Brush your teeth twice a day, minimum
- Definitely brush your teeth before going to bed
- Floss your teeth
- Do not have too much of sugary food, and when you do rinse your mouth properly
What Happens When You Do Not Listen To The Tooth Fairy?
All the tooth fairy wants for you is maintain a healthy oral routine, and if you do not do that, then you will have:
- Teeth that are sensitive to temperature, meaning that you can’t have ice cream or hot chocolates
- Not good looking teeth with brown, black, and yellow spots on them
- Bad breath
- Very unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Swelling of your gums
- Gum infection
How Does The Legend of Tooth Fairy Help?
Poor dental hygiene does not only affect older people but children and toddlers too. A tooth fairy can help by instilling good oral habits so that children can have a healthy smile, teeth, and gums. Poor dental care can cause tooth decay and cavities, which is often caused due to plaque.
Plaque has bacteria, and when it combines with sugary food, it creates acid that eats the tooth away. It eventually damages the tooth and also impacts the gums.
Apart from poor dental hygiene, other reasons that cause tooth decay among children are:
- Poor diet
- Dry Mouth
- Dental Crevices
- Fluoride deficiency
- Baby bottle
We recommend that if your child is having any issues with their gums or teeth, contact us at Chats Dental. We offer ways to remedy the problems that children can understand and also help instil good dental habits.