The Brushalot Tooth Fairy Tradition + Five Tooth Fairy Stories You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of

July 06, 2021

Little girl sleeping awaiting the Tooth FairyAt Brushalot, we care about two things more than anything else:

  1. Clean teeth for children and the healthy dental habits that keep them that way; and, 
  2. Creating memorable family traditions that last a lifetime.

That’s why our award-winning Tooth Fairy Kit has been designed specifically to help in both of these areas.

Brushalot removes the pain and frustration out of getting your child to brush their teeth through an engaging storybook filled with action, adventure, and positive lessons. Children will be excited about brushing their teeth and understand why it’s important. Brushalot helps make brushing teeth fun for children which leads to good dental habits that parents love.

Our Kit entertains, educates, and inspires children to build healthy habits while also upgrading Tooth Fairy moments your family will never forget with a beautiful storybook, soft plush toy, and nightlight. 

So what is the (new) Brushalot Tooth Fairy tradition? And where did the Tooth Fairy tradition begin?

The (new) Brushalot Tradition

When a child loses a tooth, it's a big milestone worth celebrating.

Brushalot turns this life moment into an upgraded visit from the Tooth Fairy that your family will treasure for a lifetime.

The upgrade works like this:

  1. When your child loses their tooth, Incisor (the plush toy) keeps their lost-tooth safe. This plush toy has two saddle pockets: one for your child’s lost tooth and one for the Tooth Fairy to leave money.
  2. Once you've placed the tooth in Incisor’s saddle, leave the stuffy at the end of the bed so the Tooth Fairy can find it. No more rooting underneath pillows to find a lost tooth - Incisor makes sure it's kept safe and is an easy pickup for the Tooth Fairy.
  3. When that magic moment arrives to call the Tooth Fairy for visit, press the nightlight button twice so it glows Brushalot blue to let the Tooth Fairy know a tooth is ready to be picked up.

In the morning, your child will experience the magic of a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Global Tooth Fairy Traditions 

But just because a Tooth Fairy tradition may be new to you and your family, that doesn’t mean it’s new to the people of the world!

In fact, the Tooth Fairy tradition has, in some shape or form, been around since the 10th century! Here are five Tooth Fairy traditions you’ve probably never heard of:

The “Tand-Fe”

The earliest recording writings of Norse and European traditions refer to a “tand-fe,” which translates to “tooth fee.” According to the tradition, adults would pay children a small fee when they lose their first tooth since, at the time, a child’s teeth were thought to bring good luck in battle!

The Tooth Fairy As a Mouse

In 17th century France, the Tooth Fairy was presented as a tiny mouse that scurried into a child’s bedroom the night after losing a tooth. In exchange for the tooth, the mouse would leave a small coin. 

The Tooth Fairy’s Chicago Tribune Debut

The first-ever public mention of the Tooth Fairy appears to have been a Chicago Tribute article from 1908 in which author Lillian Brown advised parents struggling to persuade their little ones to have loose baby teeth pulled to tell them about the “Tooth Fairy,” who would leave a monetary gift for each tooth they lose.

Stop the Witches!

In Medieval Europe, children were ordered (or coaxed) to get rid of their baby teeth before a witch got hold of them. It was said that if a witch obtained a child’s baby tooth, it could leave the witch having control over them.

The Magpie of South Korea

When a child loses a tooth in South Korea, parents encourage the little one to throw the tooth on the roof of their house. If the Magpie, the national bird of South Korea, finds the tooth, he will bestow good luck or perhaps a small gift on the child.


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