The Tooth Fairy’s Top Tips to Help Your Toddler LOVE to Brush


Hello, friends! I’m the Tooth Fairy, and Drs. Turner, Butler & Mayo and the team at Croasdaile Dental Arts have graciously given me the opportunity to take over their Durham dental blog today!

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day! I LOVE teaching parents and kids how to keep their teeth strong and healthy. Today, I’m going to share a few top tips I’ve gathered over the years to help teach your toddler to LOVE to brush his or her teeth.

1. Make it fun!

Find fun sing-along videos and songs to play during brush time. Here’s one of my favorites:

Sesame Street — Brushy Brush

2. Let your toddler choose his or her own toothbrush!

The oral care aisles at local drug stores are packed FULL of princesses, superheroes, and your child’s favorite characters. Make it an event! Take your little one to the aisle and let them choose their very OWN toothbrush – this will make brush time even more personal, special, and fun!

3. There’s an app for that.

Download these fun apps and before you know it, your kids might be reminding YOU that it’s time for them to brush their teeth!

4. Download a FREE Tooth Fairy Receipt PDF

Drs. Turner, Butler & Mayo and the Durham dental team at Croasdaile Dental Arts are happy to share a FREE downloadable Tooth Fairy Receipt! Download it here.

It’s never too early to help your kids develop good hygiene habits, which will set them up for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums! Oh, and did I mention that February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day?

I’d like to thank Drs. Turner, Butler & Mayo for letting me take over the blog for the day – remember to call 919-383-7402 to schedule dental checkups for the entire family!