The Tooth Fairy has been a tradition across cultures for generations. The American Tooth Fairy we know today is a story of a woman that comes to take lost baby teeth, which the kids place under their pillow for pickup. In the morning, kids find money, a toy, or oral care prizes in place of their lost tooth.

But where did the idea of the Tooth Fairy actually come from in the first place? Here we uncover the story behind one of our most popular and iconic fantasy figures from our childhood!

An article by Dr. Sowmya Kanumilli. Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

Read the full article here: The Story Behind the Tooth Fairy