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How To Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day With Kids

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Tooth Fairy can be an excellent tool for teaching your kids about the importance of oral hygiene and instilling good habits. And National Tooth Fairy Day is February 28! It comes just in time for us to share some ways you can use the Tooth Fairy to celebrate the benefits of healthy teeth with your kids.

Gifts: Give your kids a few mouth-friendly and kid-approved gifts to celebrate Tooth Fairy day. A few top ideas are a new toothbrush with a favorite character, sugar-free, cavity fighting lollipops, or new toothpaste with a fun flavor.The Tooth Fairy should also leave gifts like these for kids anytime she drops by to collect a tooth.

Stories: There are many books, websites and videos featuring the Tooth Fairy that teach kids about good oral hygiene in a fun way. Visit your local library to check out books or do a quick web search to find online options. You can also print out Tooth Fairy coloring pages as well so your kids can make their own Tooth Fairy art after story time.

Notes: Even if your kids don’t lose any teeth on Tooth Fairy Day, the Tooth Fairy can still leave them a note under their pillow about the importance of taking care of their teeth. The Tooth Fairy might mention that she leaves extra special presents for very clean and well cared for teeth.

Kids will typically start losing their baby teeth around the age of 6, but it’s never too early to introduce the Tooth Fairy and instill good oral habits as soon as your child is old enough to brush their own teeth.

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