Today is National Tooth Fairy Day.
Yes, the sprite who steals into our children’s bedrooms at night, taking spent teeth and leaving money in their stead.
When you think about it, the concept is kinda creepy.
The origins may begin in northern Europe where a tooth fee was enacted. A reward was left for the loss of a child’s first tooth.
America’s version first appeared around 1927 when Esther Watkins printed an eight-page pamphlet for children called The Tooth Fairy. In the booklet, children learned the benefits of healthy teeth and how to care for them.
Over the years the concept morphed into what it has become today. On average, each child receives three to four dollars per tooth; a healthy increase over the silver coins associated with lost baby teeth of years past.
To celebrate, enjoy this short as the Teen Titans tackle the Tooth Fairy.