The Tooth Fairy’s so nice, we celebrate her twice! National Tooth Fairy Day occurs once in February and once this month – August 22, to be exact. To celebrate everyone’s favorite tooth collector, head over to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll and answer a few questions about her habits at your house. We like to keep tabs on how much she leaves to see if she’s spending more or less when compared to previous years. Most years, the direction of her giving tends to track with the direction of the Standard and Poor’s 500 index. In 2012, the Tooth Fairy gave about 15.2% more than she did in 2011, which is similar to the 13.4% gained by the S&P 500.
While we’re talking Tooth Fairy, discussing her with your kids is the perfect way to remind them to practice good oral health habits. Let them know that the Tooth Fairy tends to be more generous when she finds healthy teeth under the pillow, and that brushing twice a day for two minutes and flossing at least once a day are the best ways to ensure that.