The Tooth Fairy is ranked right up there with Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny as being an iconic character in a child’s world. You may be many years after putting a tooth under your pillow in exchange for some money, but you may still be surprised by some interesting facts about the tooth fairy. This quiz about the Tooth Fairy is a great way to test your knowledge and learn new facts. The team at Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY can help give your facts and information about your own smile.
- 1. Every culture around the world has some form of Tooth Fairy.
2. Vikings originated the idea of the Tooth Fairy.
3. Children will lose about twenty baby teeth that will lead to “Tooth Fairy visits.”
4. The Tooth Fairy is portrayed as a rodent in some countries.
- 1. FALSE. Most cultures on earth do celebrate childhood tooth loss, but not every culture has a mythical Tooth Fairy character. In some countries (like Greece), once a child loses a tooth, the tooth is tossed on the roof of the house. Some throw any teeth from the upper row up and throw any from the lower row down.
- 2. TRUE. The Viking language of Norse has many songs and stories refer to the tand-fé, which translates to “tooth fee.” In Viking time, there was a ritual where a mother and child will have a transaction for the lost tooth.
- 3. TRUE. Most children will lose about twenty baby teeth throughout childhood to make room for the permanent teeth. In countries like Belgium, France, or Spain, the Tooth Fairy is not a pretty little fairy like Tinkerbell. In these other countries, the Tooth Fairy may come in the form of a rat, mouse, or squirrel.
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