Kids these days. We remember back when we lost a tooth and the Tooth Fairy left us a quarter or maybe, if we were lucky, a crisp dollar bill tooth scaler australia. Times sure have changed.
Tooth Fairy Graph
On August 22, we are joining in on the celebration of National Tooth Fairy Day! Now children may receive a $5 bill covered in glitter (that’s $100 dollars for all 20 teeth!) or even a wisp of sparkle across their cheek as the tooth fairy delicately prances across their faces to get to her prize under the pillow.
In terms of oral health, the Tooth Fairy is a great way to raise awareness about the importance of healthy teeth with children and their families. Children love the story (which ever you choose) and it gives parents, teachers, health professionals and others the opportunity to talk about good oral hygiene, diet and nutrition, topical fluoride, and the importance of community water fluoridation.
If you are up for Tooth Fairy 2.0, check out these FREE resources to help make the experience fun and an important time to talk about oral health.
Four-State Collaborative Launches New From the First Tooth Website!
From the First Tooth™ is a pediatric oral health initiative promoting the oral health of infants, toddlers and preschool children micro motor. The purpose of the initiative is to assist primary care medical providers integrate the following as standard of care for young pediatric patients:FirstTooth Dental Health Site
Assessing the oral health of young children
Applying fluoride varnish to help prevent tooth decay
Educating parents and caregivers about pediatric oral health
Making dental referrals
From the First Tooth™ supports primary care medical clinicians in providing preventive oral health interventions for young children. From the First Tooth™ is a four state collaborative located in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Each state offers slightly different assistance to practices but we are all working with health care providers to improve children’s oral health in the region dental handpiece.
FTFT is funded by the DentaQuest Foundation in all four states and by the Sadie and Harry Davis Foundation and Northeast Delta Dental in Maine.