On August 22 we celebrate everyone’s favorite tooth-collector, the Tooth Fairy! And because she’s so nice, we celebrate her twice! National Tooth Fairy Day also occurs once in February. The Tooth Fairy must be a pretty big deal to have two holidays a year.
It’s also a big deal when your child loses a baby tooth, and it should be celebrated accordingly. Leaving gifts from the Tooth Fairy is a great way to help make losing teeth less scary and more enjoyable for kids. We encourage parents to talk about the Tooth Fairy’s visits as a way to discuss good oral health even before a child loses hi or her first tooth. After all, there’s nothing that makes the Tooth Fairy happier than healthy teeth! Whether it’s your child’s first, second, or tenth tooth, here are three ways to go all out when a tooth falls out:
1. Give oral health gifts. In 2013, the Tooth Fairy left cash for 98% of the homes she visited. She’s famous for leaving money, but isn’t it time she left oral health surprises too? Give your child a new toothbrush and toothpaste with his or her favorite cartoon character. Books also make fun tooth-themed trinkets. There are dozens of children’s books about Tooth Fairy adventures that can add to the excitement.
2. Get crafty and make a Tooth Fairy pillow. Gone are the days of worrying about not being able to find the tiny tooth under your child’s pillow. This fun-sized pillow will make it “fairy” easy for the Tooth Fairy to find your child’s lost tooth!
3. A personalized note and certificate from the Tooth Fairy can be just as exciting as a gift. It gives your little one a sense of accomplishment and encourages him or her to continue taking care of that beautiful smile. Visit www.theoriginaltoothfairypoll.com/tooth-fairy-resources/ to download letters, certificates, and more!
Visit Delta Dental’s Original Tooth Fairy Poll website for even more ideas on how to make your child’s Tooth Fairy experience sparkle!