Maintaining the health of baby teeth is essential for a young child’s oral development. Primary or baby teeth assist in digestion, speech development, facial development, and more. When a baby tooth becomes decayed or has to be removed prematurely, there could be difficulties in this development but also the permanent tooth underneath could potentially be trapped because of the shifting of the teeth into the empty space. That said, baby teeth are still temporary and will eventually give way to healthy adult teeth. Losing a tooth can be a big deal for children and can also be frightening or confusing. Dr. Sima Chegini and the team at Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry want to make this a fun and educational experience for your child by educating parents at Fairlawn, Ohio, on National Tooth Fairy Day!
#FunFact: Tooth Fairy Day is so nice; we celebrate it twice – both on February 28th and August 22nd! This special day is celebrated twice to encourage continued positive oral care habits for children throughout the year!
Just like Santa Claus and other characters in folklore, the story of the Tooth Fairy varies from country to country and from culture to culture. In the United States, the Tooth Fairy is depicted as a small and friendly fairy who flies around on wings with a wand, collecting lost baby teeth and leaving behind some money for them. Likewise, in countries such as Spain and France, the tooth fairy is depicted as a tiny mouse collecting the teeth and leaving behind a small gift.
The schedule for a child losing their baby teeth can be unpredictable, but it generally happens between 6-12 years. During this time, make sure to have small bills available for when your child loses a tooth so that the Tooth Fairy can gift it as a fun but small gift. You could also create a small token for your child, such as a fun certificate left by the Tooth Fairy. The American Dental Association provides free and fun material you can download and print here.
To learn more about National Tooth Fairy Day 2023, please call Arsmiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (330) 593-2500.
Dr. Sima F. Chegini graduated from Loyola University, School Of Dentistry in Chicago in 1993 and gained experience in complex dentistry via a General Practice Residency (GPR) in Dentistry at the University of Rochester, NY. Having worked as an associate dentist at a private practice in Boston, MA, for two years, she moved to Seattle, WA, in 1996. Here she taught dental students as a part-time faculty member at the University of WA, School of Dentistry, and dental hygienists at Lake WA Technical College in Kirkland, WA. At the same time, she completed a six-month fellowship, Dental Education in Care of the Disabled, at the University of WA, School of Dentistry. She also worked as a lead dentist at community health centers in Seattle.
Dr. Chegini established Arsmiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Fairlawn, OH, in 1999, where she continues to practice. She is also a clinical instructor at Summa Hospital‘s GPR in Akron. She has invested heavily in continuing education and training for herself and her team and combines it with advanced technologies at her office for the best patient outcomes. Her patients appreciate her holistic approach to dentistry.
To learn more about enhancing your smile with restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Akron, OH, and the other dental services we offer, request an appointment online or contact us at (330) 593-2500 today!
We look forward to serving all of your dental care needs.