On August 22nd we celebrate everyone’s favorite tooth-collector – the infamous 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 2 holidays a year. Well, she is!
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 their first tooth. After all, there’s nothing that makes the Tooth Fairy happier than healthy teeth!
Whether it’s their first, second or tenth tooth, here are 3 ways to go all out when a tooth falls out:
- Give oral health gifts. In 2013, the Tooth Fairy left cash for 98% of the homes she visited. It’s obvious she’s notorious for leaving money, but isn’t it time she left oral health surprises too? Gift your child with a new toothbrush and toothpaste that features their favorite cartoon character. Books also make for fun tooth-themed trinkets. There are dozens of children’s books about Tooth Fairy adventures that can add to the Tooth Fairy excitement.
- Get crafty and make a DIY Tooth Fairy pillow. Gone are the days of worrying about not being able to find the tiny tooth under your child’s pillow. Never fear – this fun-sized pillow will make it ‘fairy’ easy for the Tooth Fairy to find your child’s lost tooth!
- 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 continue taking care of that beautiful smile. Visit www.theoriginaltoothfairypoll.com/tooth-fairy-resources/ to download letters, certificates and more!
Visit the Original Tooth Fairy Poll website for even more ideas on how to make your child’s Tooth Fairy experience sparkle!