Today is National Tooth Fairy Day and here at World Pediatric Dental (the biggest and brightest Pediatric Dental office in all of San Antonio!) the Tooth Fairy is an A+ celebrity and what better then to dedicate an entire day to our favorite celebrity.
If you’re looking for a good way to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day here are a few ideas:
- Get together with your family on the couch and watch the classic movie the Tooth Fairy. A very fun and family oriented movie that both parents and kids can enjoy.
- If you would prefer a good book to read with your kids instead Throw your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World is a very good book that teaches what other kids all around the world do when they lose a tooth. We also talked about other countries tooth traditions in a previous blog post that you can read for yourself here.
- If neither of those appeal to you try a DIY project with your kids like this no-sew tooth fairy bag for your little ones to put their teeth into when they lose them.
There are many different things you could do; the important thing is taking the time this National Tooth Fairy Day and having fun with your kids, and maybe even learn a thing or two about our favorite celebrity that wasn’t known before.
Speaking of things you might not have known, have you noticed the price of a tooth has gone up, up, up over the years? I remember as a child losing a tooth and waking up to 50 cents under my pillow. What gives tooth fairy?! Like everything else over the years the price of teeth has gone up. Our friends at Delta Dental have been tracking the going rate of a lost tooth here since ’98, below is a chart showing the progression of the cost of a tooth.
As you can see the price of a tooth has gone up steadily over the last 15 years, going from $1.25 in ’99 to $4 last year. It makes you wonder where the tooth fairy is getting her money to keep up with the higher cost of teeth. Although I suppose if the price of a tooth has gone up then the tooth fairy is selling them at a much higher cost as well! Ah, our good friend economics at work.
From all of us at World Pediatric Dental we want to wish you all a great and fun day on National Tooth Fairy Day and to our favorite celebrity, the Tooth Fairy, we just want to thank you for all that you do and to keep up the good work! See you August 28th! Yes, the Tooth Fairy is such a big deal that she gets two holidays every year!
How are you going to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day? Leave us a comment below and share your ideas with us.