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January 25, 2011 6:00 AM

Parenting dilemma #1,216: What to do with baby teeth?

I was cleaning out my medicine cabinet the other day and was filled with nostalgia when I came across our neglected baby tooth box, which once had a coveted spot under my kids' pillows on nights before the tooth fairy was expected to pay a visit. I laughed remembering how, as a panicky new mother, I used to save all the teeth in my jewelry box. I didn't know what to do with those nubby, hollow little pearls. Seemed like a bad mom move to throw them away – kinda like trashing your toddler's artwork. Then I started to w...

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