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THE TOOTHFAIRY
When children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow and
the tooth fairy will visit while they sleep, replacing the lost tooth with a small payment.
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Toothfairy Questions
The Toothfairy gets lots of questions from children from all over New Zealand.
Here are the answers to most of them.
What do you do with all the teeth?
The Toothfairy Helpers put the teeth in special boxes designed just for each child's lost teeth. We use the teeth to build just about everything at Tooth Fairyland. Sometimes the teeth shine so bright, you can see them as stars at night. You can even pick out and name your own star.

How do you get through windows?
Part of being The
Toothfairy is that I have special magic. I can use my magic to go right through your window. But it only works if you are sleeping.

I lost a tooth, and I can't find it. Will you still come visit me?
Of course I will. As long as the tooth is lost, the
Toothfairy will know about it. Often a child will write a special note for me and leave that note under the pillow. Here at Tooth Fairyland a note from a child is just as magical as the lost tooth.

How do you know I'm asleep?
It's easy! It's all part of the magic of being the
Toothfairy. But I can also make sure children are sound asleep when they are snoring and dreaming. If I think you aren't sleeping, I'll wait until you are sleeping.

How do you travel from house to house?
I'm a magical fairy and I travel on the mystical energy of fairy flight. Sometimes you can see the trail I leave way up in the sky when the night is as dark as it is going to get. But, most children are fast asleep at this hour of the night.

Where do you live?
I live at Tooth Fairyland -- hidden away up in the sky.

What do you look like?
I am not tall, and I am not short. I have nice skin, and nice hair. My eyes are very pretty, and I have an enchanting smile. Sometimes I wear my wings, and sometimes I do not. If you close your eyes and imagine what I look like, you just may be able to see me smiling back at you. When I was just the youngest fairy, I learned that children’s laughter made my wings move faster.

What is your favorite food?
I have many favorite foods. I really like healthy foods that are good for your teeth like fruits and vegetables. Maybe you will leave me some carrots or celery next time you lose a tooth?

How much money do other kids get?
Losing a baby tooth really isn't just about getting money. It is about the magic you share with your family and friends. It is about the magic moment when you realize you are getting just a little bit older. Be sure to always remember this time and to cherish the people you love and that love you the most.

Why didn't you come and get my tooth?
I just can't get to every lost tooth in one night. Sometimes there are so many lost teeth to collect. Just remember to leave your tooth for me, and I will get to it. Sometimes I have to work overtime on the weekends to get caught up. But I'll always come and get your lost teeth.

Are you real?
Well, of course I'm real! I find that question so silly sometimes. Every night I visit thousands of children and collect their teeth. They all believe in me, and they all know how real I am. So many parents see the magic I perform when they discover with their children that I made a visit during the night. It is true that some children just don't want to believe that I am real. This makes me sad, but I hope that someday when those children have children of their own, that they teach their children about me.

At what age will I lose my first tooth?
The age for boys and girls is sometimes different. I can tell you that children start to lose their baby teeth as early as 3 years old, and as late as 7 years old. But around 5 to 6 years old is usually when children will lose their first tooth!

How do I get my loose tooth to fall out?
There are so many different ways to get a loose tooth to fall out. I have heard of tying a string to the tooth, and the other end of the string to a door knob. Then, someone slams the door shut, and the tooth is yanked out. Sounds scary to me, but it certainly does work, and it works FAST! Other ways include eating an apple, making sure to use your loose tooth to bite the apple. Or, you can just gently jiggle it and wiggle it until finally it just gets so loose it simply won't stay in your mouth any longer. The important thing to remember is that you don't have to rush the tooth. Almost always the adult tooth growing in will push the baby tooth out of the way. So, use what ever way makes you the most comfortable. There is no reason that you should cause any pain during this magical time.

When will my tooth fall out?
Part of the magic of losing baby teeth is the surprise when your tooth falls out. I love surprises. I don't know when teeth will fall out, but I'm always ready to come and collect your teeth. I can tell you that children start to lose their baby teeth as early as 3 years old, and as late as 7 years old. But around 5 to 6 years old is the average.

Can I keep my tooth and still get the money?
If you leave me a note to remind me, I will usually leave your tooth for you to keep, and I will still leave you a surprise.

Does it hurt when you lose a tooth?
It doesn't have to hurt. Usually it hurts if you try to get your tooth to fall out before it is ready. Sometimes the dentist has to pull your baby tooth out so the adult tooth can grow in. Kids are sometimes scared that this will hurt, but dentists do a great job to make sure that it doesn't hurt. The strange feeling you feel when your tooth falls out can sometimes be scary, but it doesn't have to hurt. Just be patient, and the tooth will fall out.

How do you get my tooth without waking me up?
Part of being the
Toothfairy is that I have Toothfairy Magic. Using my magic, I can move very quiet and very fast. So quiet and so fast that you don't wake up when I get your tooth...even if it is under your pillow!

How do you get into my room?
Using my
Toothfairy Magic, I can go right into your room, but my magic only works if there is a lost tooth, and if your are really sleeping.

Why don't you let anybody see you?
Lots of people get to see me. But my
Toothfairy Magic only works when little boys and girls are sleeping. Since they must be asleep, they don't see me when I visit!

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