When Did the Tooth Fairy Fly to America?
While lore around children’s teeth has been around for ages in Scandinavia, Tooth Fairy traditions didn’t really take hold in America until about a century ago. The first published mention of the tooth fairy was in a 1908 publication of the Chicago Tribune. In an article in the “Household Hints” section, author Lillian Brown gave parents advice on how to help persuade children to relinquish their baby teeth. She suggested parents have “The Tooth Fairy” exchange the baby teeth for 5 cents. If only that was still the going rate for baby teeth!
Are Your Kid’s Teeth Ready for the Tooth Fairy?
Body: You can also use the tooth fairy to encourage your kids to take better care of their teeth! Let them know that the tooth fairy wants cavity-free healthy chompers and that she gives extra special surprises for healthy teeth (whatever that surprise may be for your household.) Be sure to remind your little ones that Dr. Alex can help keep their teeth healthy and ready for the Tooth Fairy by coming in for regular cleanings, exams, and fluoride treatments. If your kiddo is due for a visit, you can contact us to schedule your appointment or book online. We have offices, one located in Buda, TX, Kyle, TX and South Austin, TX.