Where does The Tooth Fairy come from?

No one is really sure where the legend of the tooth fairy came from…

Some say that Viking warriors used to pay children for their teeth, to take the teeth into battle as good luck charms. If this is to be believed then maybe Hollywood didn’t go too far wrong with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a Tooth Fairy!

In the Middle Ages, it was believed that witches could gain control over you if they had a piece of you – hair, clothing, or teeth – with which to work their magic. Therefore, parents used to bury their children’s teeth in the garden so the witches could not find them.

Luckily nowadays things are a little lighter and we have a lovely fairy, male or female the jury is still out but what we do know is they definitely wear a pink tutu and collect children’s teeth from under their pillows. In exchange for these teeth they traditionally leave a gold coin, although there have been rumours of paper money being left, we put this down to inflation in some areas, but don’t panic parent’s gold coins are still most widely used.

We also know that the Tooth Fairy only pays the full price for a healthy tooth, less or nothing for a tooth with cavities and for lost teeth you can leave a note explain where the tooth was lost.

So still the moral of our story is clean those teeth twice daily with a pea sized amount of Fluoride toothpaste to keep them nice and healthy and Tooth Fairy worthy.