My daughter recently lost her first tooth which prompted a myriad of questions.
“Mom, what does the Tooth Fairy do with all the teeth she collects? What does she wear? Where does she live?”
Fortunately, I work with the Tooth Fairy so I was able to share my daughter's questions with Molli. That's right! The Tooth Fairy's name is Molli. And I want to share her answers with you so you can be prepared when your child asks questions about the Tooth Fairy.
Question: So tell us about your outfit! You look very Northwest with your cute dress, green converse, leggings and umbrella. How did you get to be so fashionable?
Tooth Fairy: Well, a long time ago, my mother taught me to be stylish, but practical. Especially here in the Northwest, you never know what kind of weather you’re in for. I decided I need to be ready for whatever comes my way, but look fabulous doing it.
Question: You must be very busy at night collecting teeth. How do you collect so many teeth from all over the world in one night?
Tooth Fairy: I’m very lucky to have so many friends around the world who help me. My mouse friend, Ratoncito Perez, helps me in Spain and Latin America and my elf and brownie friends collect teeth for me in Europe. I don’t know how I would do it without all their help!
Question: You must have collected thousands of teeth over the years. What do you do with them all?
Tooth Fairy: The children’s teeth I collect have many different uses for fairy magic, but we can only use the healthy ones. I still collect teeth with cavities but I leave more for healthy teeth. They produce the best magic and spells.
Question: We all know you’re busy flying all over the world collecting teeth, but where do you spend your down time?
Tooth Fairy: I have a few places I like to relax, but I have a very special place here in the Northwest where I like to crash when the tooth collecting business is slow. I love to ski, hike and check out the local music scene when I have free time. I also love cooking and just hanging out with my friends.
Question: What’s your favorite thing to cook?
Tooth Fairy: I love cooking with fresh fruits, veggies and whole grains to keep me and my smile healthy. Once in a while I’ll bake something sweet, but I always brush and floss afterwards.
Question: Do you have any tips on how I can keep my teeth healthy?
Tooth Fairy: Absolutely! Remember to brush for 2 minutes at least twice a day, floss every day, and stay on top of your regular dental check-ups. Remember, healthy teeth hold more magic.
*This post originally published in 2014 and updated in March 2018.