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Becoming a Tooth Fairy

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Trying to find a way to be a great Tooth Fairy and keep the tradition alive? Did you know that the fairy has been around for over a century? Likely you have your own memories of the fairy.  Trying to find ways tradition new and exciting can be challenging—but fun. Remember, everyone has their own take on traditions but here are a few ideas to help get you started:

Tooth Fairy Pillows

There are a quite a few options when it comes to pillows. Truly, the only limit is your imagination. It’s up to you whether your pillow is traditional and the tooth is placed under the child’s pillow at night or is more reimagined and perhaps hangs from their bedpost or from their doorknob at night.

You can also make your own pillow. It can have the traditional rectangle shape, or it can have the shape of a tooth. If you’d like, let your child draw a picture of the fairy using fabric crayons on paper and then transfer it to the fabric of the pillow with an iron.

Whatever you do, let your creativity flow and have fun!


In exchange for their teeth, many children receive money. At times, you can use alternative rewards like a healthy snack, a new toy, tickets to the zoo, etc. Some fairies choose to give larger rewards for teeth that don’t have cavities.

It may save time and frustration if you put together a Tooth Fairy kit ahead of time containing the necessary supplies. In it, you may store a few dollars, stationary if the fairy writes notes, stickers, or any other things that may be needed. If you don’t have cash on hand when a tooth is lost, the fairy may be able to write an I.O.U. note explaining that it was an exceptionally busy night and promising the reward on the following night.

To learn more or to make an appointment with one of our dentistss, Dr. Olaitan Okediji-Registe, Dr. Keith Bram, or Dr. Seyed Danesh, call us at 312-280-0034 today. At Magnificent Mile Family Dental, we’re more than happy to help you. We hope to see you in our Chicago, Illinois, office soon.