LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A special visit from the Tooth Fairy happened today for hundreds of elementary students.

UofL dentistry students stopped at six different JCPS schools today to stress the importance of brushing and flossing their teeth.

The message is especially timely as they get ready to collect all that candy from trick-or-treating.

"I mean I'm not going to say one of them you can eat or can't eat, but I mean, like, the sticky ones that can get in your teeth and stay there are a little harder to get rid of, those are what you want to avoid,” said Elizabeth Combs from the UofL School of Dentistry.

The children received a free toothbrush and toothpaste to practice what they learned.