On February 28th and August 22nd, we celebrate everyone’s favorite tooth collector – the infamous Tooth Fairy! The Tooth Fairy must be a pretty big deal to have two holidays a year.
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 to discuss good oral health habits 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 three ways to go all out when a tooth falls out.
Gift ideas from the Tooth Fairy
Looking for Tooth Fairy gifts that aren’t money? Check out some ideas below:
Give oral health gifts. The Tooth Fairy is notorious for leaving money, but isn’t it time she left oral health surprises too? Gift your child 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 to continue taking care of that beautiful smile.
At Delta Dental, we love the Tooth Fairy! Check out the links below for everything you need for a successful visit:
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!
*Updated February 2023