The Tooth Fairy is coming!

My oldest has had a wobbly tooth for a couple of weeks. She is 6.  I believe this is a normal age for tooth loss – some go earlier and some a little later so we had been expecting it especially since lots of her classmates have lost teeth.

The wobbly tooth!
The wobbly tooth!

We thought the tooth may have  fallen out on holidays but it hung on.  In fact the  tooth beside it also got wobbly! The race was on – which one would go first? Then, suddenly yesterday, the tooth that became wobbly second got very wobbly – I mean a matter of hours, a day at the most left for it.

This evening bingo! It got so wobbly it was hanging on by a thread!

 

Hanging on by a thread
Hanging on by a thread

There was a mixture of tears and excitement! Eventually after not allowing mum or dad to touch it she got a piece of tissue and pulled! Out it popped! I don’t think she could believe it….neither could we!

Okay, it was her second tooth to loose but her first was a molar that seemed to have some issue last year.  It crumbled and had to be extracted by the dentist.  She was very brave then but I have never considered that she lost her first tooth.  Today is a milestone! I looked at that tiny tooth and remembered its arrival – the teething, the little white line pocking through the gum and thinking how strange to see a little tooth in her gummy mouth! Now I am looking at her thinking, how strange to see gum in her little toothy mouth!

The gap!
The gap!

Now she awaits the tooth fairy this evening.  What a lovely little concept.  A magical time in any child’s (and parents!) life.  Suffice to say this is the beginning of a journey of losing all those baby teeth and getting the teeth that will serve her the rest of her life.  For now, I will continue to encourage her to brush those teeth properly twice a day – after all the tooth fairy doesn’t like rotten teeth!

The Tooth Fairy is coming!
The Tooth Fairy is coming!

 

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    • Spicers1976, I bet by Christmas there will be a wobbly tooth or even a gap! It started fast here and I suspect the second will be gone in a matter of days or couple of weeks…..exciting times 🙂

  1. oh lovely post – what a special moment it must be, we are not there yet in our house. Though my almost six year old is obsessed and convinced that one of her teeth is wobbly (it’s not)

  2. How sweet and exciting! I’m always paranoid of my toddler’s teeth not being properly cleaned morning and night. I failed to realise until now that they are only temporary, so I’ll have my work cut out in a few years when the permies set in 🙂

  3. Hi April, if you get them in good brushing habits even with the temporary milk teeth, once the permanent teeth come in they should be well set up! Well done on doing that!

    I find telling them the tooth fairy doesn’t like rotten teeth has gotten them “enthustiastic’ about brushing! 🙂

  4. Yeah Caroline! Hope it was worth waiting for 🙂 and hope the wobbly teeth are worth the wait too! It’s an exciting time – she is so proud showing the gap off to everyone. Don’t think it will be long for next one either! First wobbly one getting very wobbly now without its neighbour!

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