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  • Tooth Fairy thrifty in the Midwest while other states see over $5 per tooth
    Feb. 23, 2021

    Tooth Fairy thrifty in the Midwest while other states see over $5 per tooth

    Children’s Oral Health

    Regardless of dollar amount, many families have fun anticipating the arrival of the Tooth Fairy to celebrate a lost tooth. Preparing for a Tooth Fairy visit is a great way for parents to educate their children about the importance of good oral health habits like brushing twice a day, flossing daily, eating and drinking tooth-friendly foods and beverages, and visiting the dentist regularly.

  • The Tooth Fairy teaches children about oral health and gives families a reason to celebrate
    Aug. 21, 2020

    The Tooth Fairy teaches children about oral health and gives families a reason to celebrate

    Children’s Oral Health

    A new survey from Delta Dental of Illinois reveals that 80% of households with children receive visits from the Tooth Fairy, and these visits are motivated by a desire to give children something to be excited about, according to more than half of caregivers polled. In addition, 45% of caregivers report that having the Tooth Fairy visit gives them a reason to celebrate and 42% said it makes their child feel special.

  • The truth about the Tooth Fairy
    Aug. 3, 2020

    The truth about the Tooth Fairy

    Children’s Oral Health

    Lose a tooth. Place it under your pillow. Wake up in the morning and find a gift and/or money! It almost sounds too good to be true. As long as the Tooth Fairy has been around — more than 100 years — this beloved character has sparked curiosity in the little ones who benefit from her generosity. Here are some common questions parents face about this winged wonder, along with tips on how you might answer those inquiries.

  • Tooth Fairy giving in the Midwest rebounds after several years of decline
    Feb. 21, 2020

    Tooth Fairy giving in the Midwest rebounds after several years of decline

    Children’s Oral Health

    According to the latest Original Tooth Fairy Poll results released by Delta Dental of Illinois, the value of a lost tooth has greatly improved in the Midwest and across the nation when compared to the last couple of years.

  • Top five factors the Tooth Fairy ponders in deciding lost teeth rewards
    Aug. 28, 2019

    Top five factors the Tooth Fairy ponders in deciding lost teeth rewards

    Children’s Oral Health

    Rewarding children for lost teeth is an age-old tradition … and a little more complex of a job than the Tooth Fairy lets on. The Original Tooth Fairy Poll®, sponsored by Delta Dental, indicates that several circumstances may determine the amount the Tooth Fairy gifts. The No. 1 guiding factor is how much spare cash the Tooth Fairy has on hand (46%).

  • Midwestern Tooth Fairy payouts drop a full $1 in two years
    Feb. 28, 2019

    Midwestern Tooth Fairy payouts drop a full $1 in two years

    Children’s Oral Health

    Tooth Fairy giving is down across the nation with average payouts taking a plunge for a second consecutive year, including a significant decrease in the Midwest. The average amount Midwestern kids receive for a lost tooth from the Tooth Fairy dropped a full dollar over the past two years – and remains the lowest amount in the nation.

  • No Mouthguard? That's Madness.
    Mar. 23, 2016

    No Mouthguard? That's Madness.

    General oral health

    Certain college basketball teams may be smiling this month as they advance further in the big tournament – but if they don't wear mouthguards, those smiles won't last long. Players who don't use mouth protection may think the likelihood of a mouth injury is small, but earlier this season, two NBA players inadvertently made the... More »