Calling All Tooth Fairies:
Every child loves the tooth fairy. But as a parent, it can be tough to know the proper way to help your child when his or her primary tooth is ready to come out.
First, it helps to understand what’s happening in your child’s mouth. Children have 20 primary teeth, which are often referred to as “baby teeth.” At about age 6, permanent teeth begin to push through the gums, and primary teeth become loose and fall out. By about age 13, your child will have most of his or her permanent teeth.