WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28: TOOTH FAIRY
Profile America -- Monday, February 28th. In the minds of young children, probably the most recognized character after Santa Claus is being honored today -- it's National Tooth Fairy Day. Every child goes through the awkward time of losing baby teeth and the resulting uneven smile until adult replacements grow in. The tooth fairy adds a little humor and adventure to this transition. The concept is an American tradition, springing from some ancient European and Viking superstitions. Years ago, a dime or a quarter was the going tooth fairy rate. Which, like everything else has been impacted by inflation. Today's parents not only help the tooth fairy's activities, but make sure their children visit one of America's 164,000 dentists regularly. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 148
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 615
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau