Answers to Children's Tooth Fairy FAQs
The tooth fairy is a fun but fictional character, so there's no right answer to some of these questions. Be as creative in your storytelling as you wish, but if a particular question finds you stuck, these answers make an excellent starting point.
What Does the Tooth Fairy Do With All the Teeth?
Perhaps the tooth fairy sends lost teeth into the sky to become stars. Maybe the healthy teeth get used as bricks for her tooth fairy castle. Maybe she grinds them all down to make magical fairy dust. Or, most likely, it's the tooth fairy's best-kept secret.
Are There Many Tooth Fairies or Only One?
The answer depends on your family's story. If there's only one, merely signing your letter from "The Tooth Fairy" is an easy way to show it. If there are many tooth fairies, you can give your child's fairy a name and personality to interact with for extra fun. Multiple tooth fairies may also be a great way to explain why some children receive notes, and others just get cash.
How Old Is the Tooth Fairy?
Technically, she's just north of 100. The first known reference to the tooth fairy appears in the Chicago Daily Tribune's "Household Hints" column from September 1908. However, fairies tend to age slowly, so make up whatever number you wish.
How Does the Tooth Fairy Know When to Come?
Some stories say there's a golden bell in the tooth fairy's castle that chimes whenever a child loses a tooth. She waits until nightfall to fly to the child's home and collect the tooth while they are sleeping. Others claim the tooth fairy has many helpers that monitor the child's toothbrushing habits and let her know when they lose each tooth.