For kids around the United States, August 22nd is an exciting day! This day celebrates the Tooth Fairy. We can all remember the excitement of losing our first tooth and setting it under our pillow, just to wake up in the morning and see what the Tooth Fairy brought us! Here is all you need to know about the upcoming National Tooth Fairy Day.
What is National Tooth Fairy Day?
The Tooth Fairy is a common children’s tale and character, passed around in various stories throughout the world. However, you may be surprised to find out that the Tooth Fairy originally got her origins in 13th century England. The dental fairy’s tradition began back in medieval Europe, where children would receive a “tooth fee” for giving teeth to their parents.
Teeth were considered a symbol for good luck and prosperity, and by collecting them, families believed that their children would grow up to be successful and lucky. However, the modern story of the Tooth Fairy can be traced back to a French story called “The Little Good Mouse.” The American version of the Tooth Fairy was not created until 1908 in a Chicago Tribune article by Lillian Brown, giving parents suggestions on helping children lose their teeth easier.
How to Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day
You may be wondering of ways you can celebrate the Tooth Fairy with your children on this national dental holiday. Here are some ways you can celebrate the Tooth Fairy and give your kids a boost on their dental hygiene!
- Read your children the book, “A Visit from the Tooth Fairy.”
- Gift your children a pouch or container to use for the Tooth Fairy’s next visit.
- Set up a new gift or tradition for the next time the Tooth Fairy visits your house.
- Take your children to the store to pick out a new toothpaste or a fun new toothbrush.
You can also use this time to show your children proper oral hygiene. Developing good dental routines early is key to avoiding dental problems down the line. It’s never too late to put a dental routine in place, and National Tooth Fairy Day is a great day to start!
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