The history of the tooth fairy can be traced back as early as the 18th century France. As the story goes, a fairy changed into a mouse to help a queen defeat an evil king. This tooth mouse hid under the sleeping king’s pillow only to remove all the king’s teeth. Later, in the 1900’s a kinder tooth fairy came about. This time when a child loses a tooth and places it under the pillow at night,the tooth fairy exchanges the baby tooth for a present usually money and sometimes candy.
Rarely is the tooth fairy described as upsetting to children and has become a delightful part of our modern family culture. Stay tuned for more on this charming part of childhood innocence.