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History of Using Baby Teeth as Jewelry

JewleryParents can be quite sentimental when it comes to our children. The loss of their first tooth is no exception! Some parents keep their child’s baby teeth tucked away in plastic baggies, some keep them in special boxes, and others may be more creative. Losing his or her first tooth is a big milestone in a child’s life. These tiny teeth represent our child’s first smiles and giggles, and they can be hard to part with!

One of the newest trends in baby teeth keepsakes is to have your child’s tooth bronzed and turned into jewelry. Some parents think this is a bizarre and slightly creepy trend, but others are embracing it, saying it’s no less weird than bronzing baby shoes. Either way though, there are now many businesses that will turn your child’s teeth into a necklace pendant, a bracelet, or earrings.

Not Such A New Trend

Many people believe that jewelry made of baby teeth is a new thing. However, it was practiced in the Victorian era by Queen Victoria herself! When her daughter, Princess Victoria lost her first tooth, the queen had Victoria’s tooth placed in a broach. The broach is now on display at an exhibition in Buckingham Palace.

No matter what you decide to do with your child’s baby teeth, the most important thing is to make sure the teeth are healthy! This means making sure your child brushing and flosses daily and visits Great Outdoors Pediatric Dentistry today in New Hampshire. Our Dover dentist is committed to the health of your child’s teeth and mouth.

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