09May2012
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Rivercrest Family Dental

The Tooth Fairy

Do you know where the Tooth Fairycame from? Or what it is called in other countries? In Italy the Tooth Fairy is often called Fatina Topino, The little Tooth Fairy mouse. In France it is the little mouse, or La Petite Souris. But not all cultures put their precious baby tooth under their pillow. Depending on your culture, you might have thrown the tooth toward the sun, or put it in a glass of water, feed it to an animal, usually a mouse, over the roof, under the house, or buried it, hidden it, or swallowed it. The Tooth Fairy myth is said to have originated in 17th century France with the story of “La Bonne Petite Souris,” or in English, “The Good Little Mouse.” The story goes a good mouse changes into a fairy to help a good Queen defeat an evil King hiding under his pillow to torment him and knocking out all his teeth. What is your family tradition? What do your children do with their 20 “milk teeth”?

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