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


Kids running on the beach smiling!



Hello, friends! I’m the Tooth Fairy, and Dr. Maloney and the team at Fireweed Family Dentistry have graciously given me the opportunity to take over their Anchorage dental blog today!


February is my favorite month of the year – it’s Children’s Dental Health Month! 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


  1. 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!


  1. 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!

Oral-B Disney Magic Timer™

Brush DJ

Toothsavers Brushing Game


  1. Download a FREE Tooth Fairy Receipt PDF

Dr. Maloney and the Anchorage dental team at Fireweed Family Dentistry are happy to share a FREE downloadable Tooth Fairy Receipt! Download it here. Tooth Fairy Receipt Printout



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 Dr. Maloney for letting me take over the blog for the day – remember to call 907-279-6000 to schedule dental checkups for the entire family!