For a child, losing her or his first tooth is a major milestone–it means they will start getting their “big-kid” teeth! For parents, it is an equally big milestone–it means their first conversation with the Tooth Fairy.
The Tooth Fairy makes individual contracts with each set of parents to decide how and for what to trade the baby teeth. Terms of these “Tooth Contracts” are negotiated from family to family, and it up to the parents to decide how the Tooth Fairy will care for their children’s teeth. All parents are given the task to help keep teeth cavity-free and healthy.
Here are some deals other parents have struck with the Tooth Fairy, to inspire you as you work out your own.
Clean Room Contract: This states that the Tooth Fairy can only trade teeth if the room is clean. If you want her to, she can even check around the house to make sure other chores are done. This common contract feature is very popular with parents!
No Candy Contract: Instead of edible goodies, many parents ask the Tooth Fairy to bring small toys or other non-food items as gifts in exchange for teeth. This helps protect the remaining teeth from getting cavities. This contract feature is extremely popular (we are pretty sure a dentist came up with it).
Some other contract features have included such things as leaving a note on the counter, leaving a sprinkle of fairy dust as evidence or giving a bonus for cavity-free teeth.
If you need help with your Tooth Contract, call Chet B. Hawkins DDS Inc in Boerne, Texas, at 830-443-4352. Dr. Hawkins and our team are happy to help!