Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

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In the late 1920's children began putting their freshly lost teeth under their pillows in hope that the newly popular tooth fairy would pay them a visit.

While a lot has changed over the last 90 years, the traditions surrounding the tooth fairy have remained steady. So, too, has the fact that parents and dentists often remind the kids in their life to take care of their teeth by reminding them of the tooth fairy.

Check out the ways below to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day with the little ones in your life!

Read a story

There's no better way to connect with your kiddo than snuggling up with a good story. “Tooth Fairy” by Audrey Wood weaves a magical tale while also encouraging kids to take good care of their teeth.

Welcome fairies into your home

Create a magical entrance to your home for the tooth fairy (or any fairy) using the ‘Lil Fairy Door. The little door can be attached low on a wall or high on a shelf and is sure to bring wonder to your little ones life. 

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Build a fairy garden

If you'd prefer to keep the fairies outside, consider helping your little one build an outdoor fairy garden. Create little houses and huts from twigs and leaves and connect them with a sweet pebble pathway.

Make tooth care fun!

Get your tot excited about tooth care by making up a silly song, doing a tooth brushing dance, and offering them some fun tooth care products. Check out the Spry banana brush kit for first-time brushers or the all-natural kid safe mouthwash and bubble gum tooth gel for toddlers and pre-schoolers. These all all natural, non-GMO products are alcohol-free and made with a natural sugar called xylitol that has been shown to clean the mouth of cavity-inducing bacteria. They are so bubble-gummy your kiddo will be begging to brush! 

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Does the tooth fairy pay visits to your house? 

What do you think?

Happy National Tooth Fairy Day!

Julia Pelly has a master's degree in public health and works full time in the field of positive youth development. Julia loves hiking after work, swimming during the summer and taking long, cuddly afternoon naps with her two sons on the weekends. She is writing a memoir on pregnancy, motherhood, and sisterhood and lives in North Carolina, with her husband and two young boys. ... More

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