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For children, losing their first tooth is a major milestone. It means they will start getting their “big-kid” teeth! For parents, this means their first conversation with the Tooth Fairy.

Different parents strike up different deals with the Tooth Fairy, and all are tasked with helping her take care of the baby teeth. Terms of these “Tooth Contracts” are negotiated from family to family, and it is up to the parents to decide how the Tooth Fairy will care for their child’s teeth. Here are some deals other parents have struck with the Tooth Fairy, to inspire you as you work out your own.

Clean Room Contract: The Tooth Fairy is a HUGE fan of this optional clause. It states that the Tooth Fairy can only trade teeth if the room is clean. Sometimes, she even checks around the house to make sure other chores are done. This contract feature is very popular with parents.

No Candy Contract: Instead of candy or other 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 cavities. This contract feature is extremely popular with dentists.

Some other contract features have included leaving a note on the counter, leaving a sprinkle of fairy dust, and giving a bonus for cavity-free teeth. The Tooth Fairy loves giving out brightly colored toothbrushes with your child’s favorite characters on them. Fun-colored flossing picks are another favorite of parents and fairies alike.

If you need help with your Tooth Contract, call Hardy Smiles in Louisburg, North Carolina, at 919-729-8022. Dr. James Hardy and our team are happy to help!