August 22

Remember the pure and innocent excitement of putting your tooth under your pillow at night and waking up in the morning with a bit of spending cash? You can thank the Tooth Fairy for that, as today is a day to celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day.

What Is National Tooth Fairy Day?

Let’s face it; losing a tooth can be scary for a kid. National Tooth Fairy Day helps to celebrate the world-renowned fictional character that comforts children who have recently lost one of their chompers. 

A History of National Tooth Fairy Day

While we have been unable to locate the inception of National Tooth Fairy Day, the idea of the tooth fairy dates all the way back to Medieval Europe, when children received gifts for losing their teeth. With that said, the personification of the Tooth Fairy is credited to 20th-century western influence.

How To Celebrate National Tooth Fairy Day

If you have young children, today is a great day to prepare yourself for the time when you need to become the tooth fairy! It is also a great day to read a book or story about the tooth fairy. 

Whatever you do, make sure to hashtag #NationalToothFairyDay so that other people can remember to brush their teeth and join in the celebration. 

Celebrating the Dental Deity

There are few fictional characters that bring as much joy to children as the tooth fairy. While it may just be folklore, it somehow made losing a tooth far less painful when we were young. Happy Tooth Fairy Day!

“I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.”

– Dolly Parton