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Tooth Fairy Traditions

Our last post was about the big role primary teeth play in setting the stage for permanent teeth to follow. When your child is around five or six years old and those baby teeth begin to loosen, one by one, it’s an exciting part of growing up, one that sometimes comes with a hint of anxiety. The tradition of the tooth fairy helps ease some of that fear, transforming it to wonder at the winged pixie who appears in the night, donning gifts in exchange for that little piece of childhood.

Children all over the world experience the same transition, but apparently, the tooth fairy doesn’t fly the entire globe collecting teeth. In Mexico, a little mouse named El Raton swaps baby teeth for coins. The mouse is prevalent in France, Spain, and throughout Latin America, as well. Mongolian children give their teeth to a guardian angel to swallow. That guardian angel, a young dog, helps ensure that a strong tooth will grow in the lost tooth’s place.

Here are some ways to help keep the tradition’s magic alive in your home: (more…)

November 8, 2011 at 4:33 am 2 comments


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