If you keep up with healthcare trivia, you already know that at the end of this month, it will be National Tooth Fairy Day. For all of you health professionals (dental or otherwise!) this can be a great opportunity to focus on the importance of dental hygiene.
The day actually occurs twice a year (February 28 and August 22), so if you'd prefer to plan festivities later this year, be sure to jot them into your August Calendar! These ideas are really fun to share in a patient newsletter.
Some ideas for celebrating National Tooth Fairy Day
1. Tooth Fairy Pillow. If you’ve ever played Tooth Fairy, you know how easily a small little tooth can get lost in the sleepy time shuffle (and tossing and turning.) A special pillow can sit on the nightstand or hang from a door handle to shelter the waiting tooth! Take your pick—there are plenty of ideas for making your own or buying a quick gift for your little toothless!
2. A Toothy Craft: Tooth Bags! If you’re looking for a project that is more kid friendly than making a pillow, try a different alternative to ensuring the safekeeping of tiny teeth: a tooth bag! Use this idea, or create your own!
3. A Healthy Tooth Movie Night. That means replacing sugary sweets with enamel friendly treats, and ditching the stuck-in-your-gums popcorn with crunchy veggies! Need a good themed movie? Try Tooth Fairy or Rise of the Guardians! They both feature your favorite flying tooth collector, and have plenty chuckle worthy moments.
4. Talk About Teeth: Read a Tooth Book. There are a lot of options to choose from that will help little ones understand the importance of dental hygiene! You could go with “Just Going to the Dentist” by Mercer Meyer, or “The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist,” by Stan and Jan Berenstain.
There are plenty of ideas, so get creative! Print out coloring pages, ask little artists to draw a picture, or have them create receipts for the tooth fairy! Kickstart a lifetime of dental health by raising awareness in funny and silly ways.
Happy (Almost) Tooth Fairy Day, from Solutionreach!
For other fun things to share with patients, check out our editorial calendars full of a full year's worth of blog ideas.