Of all the days of the year, Feb. 28 and Aug. 22 are by far our favorites. Why, you ask? Because both days — each known as National Tooth Fairy Day — celebrate us. And in honor of these magical days, our Tooth Fairies would like to share the enchanting history of the Tooth Fairy, and our mission.
The History of The Tooth Fairy
To dispel one myth right off the bat, there’s way more than just one Tooth Fairy. National Tooth Fairy Day should really be National Tooth Fairies Day. We have A LOT of shiny teeth to collect each night, so it makes sense there are many of us. There’s The Littlest Tooth Fairy, The Fastest Tooth Fairy and The Smartest Tooth Fairy, just to name a few. You can read more about some of us and our mission in The Littlest Tooth Fairy bedtime book!
The history of the Tooth Fairy dates back a long, long time ago to a very magical night when a shooting star shot high across the sky, leaving a trail of shimmering stardust behind it. On this magical night, the Tooth Fairies were born.
Before there were Tooth Fairies, children had trouble remembering to brush their teeth every morning and every night. But the Tooth Fairies like to collect shiny, healthy teeth, so they made it their mission to educate children and their parents on how best to take care of their teeth.
Why the Tooth Fairy Collects Teeth
A common question we’re asked is, “Why does the Tooth Fairy collect teeth?” When kids lose a wiggly tooth, one of our Tooth Fairies collects them to place in the sky to light up the night. It’s a contest for each Tooth Fairy to collect the shiniest, healthiest tooth, which is one of the reasons we all take dental health so seriously.
In fact, there’s no better way to help us celebrate our day than to teach your kids about good dental hygiene and how to take really great care of their teeth. Start by helping your kids learn how to brush their teeth properly twice a day.
At snack time, offer them something nutritious AND tasty, like grapes. Need a little extra boost of encouragement for your little one? You can track both their brushing and healthy snacking habits with the brushing chart and stickers in Tooth Fairy in a Box . Also, stay on top of their overall dental hygiene by making sure to schedule a visit to the dentist twice every year.
By doing these simple things, your child will learn the habits necessary for a healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. And, that’s REALLY something to celebrate every day of the year, not just on National Tooth Fairy Day.