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Daily life can get very busy from time to time. Sometimes it can get so busy that when your child loses one of their teeth, you may wake up one morning and realize the Tooth Fairy missed a certain appointment with a certain young person.

If your children feel disappointed, do not worry. You can easily make it up to them. You can explain that the Tooth Fairy is like any other person and she forgets to visit sometimes. You can then encourage them to try again the next night.

As an added treat, you can write a short letter when you take care of the tooth, and provide the money, toy or treat. You can write as the Tooth Fairy explaining the reason for the delay. You can come up with your own reason for why the fairy missed the appointment. You could just explain it as a simple mistake, or you can get a bit creative. Who knows, maybe some goblins stole another child’s tooth, and it took the Tooth Fairy all night to find them and convince them to give the tooth back. You can go with whatever works for you and your children. Have fun with it!

This could also provide an opportunity to remind your children about taking great care of their teeth so the Tooth Fairy will want to come in the future. Make sure to go over brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day and seeing their dentist every six months (or more, if needed).

Our dentists and team hope you enjoyed these ideas, and we will be happy if you find them useful. We are also happy to look after your children’s smiles here at Sugarbug Dental & Orthodontics in Oxnard, California. If you would like to schedule a checkup, feel free to call (805) 985-2400, as we are glad to be of help.