How Does The Tooth Fairy Get Her Magic?

Have you ever seen a magician pull a rabbit from his hat or a coin from behind your ear? It’s amazing! But as impressive as those tricks can be, they don’t measure up to the magic that the Tooth Fairy has in store for children who leave her happy, healthy teeth. If you’ve ever lost a tooth, left it in under your pillow, and discovered a treasure in the morning, you’ve witnessed her magic at work! But where does this amazing magic come from? That’s a great question, and it’s one that we’ve asked plenty of times ourselves. Lucky for you, we also found some answers.

What Can the Tooth Fairy Do?

Even though she has a special job, the Tooth Fairy isn’t the only fairy out there. In fact, there’s a whole world, called Fairyland, where hundreds of fairies live. Each of them, the Tooth Fairy included, has the ability to fly, “poof” from place to place, become invisible, and create objects (like gifts!). This is how the Tooth Fairy gets in and out of your room without waking you up. Plus, she has a magical sixth sense that tells her when any child loses a tooth and helps her get to the right house.

How Does the Tooth Fairy Use Her Magic?

There are two important tools that no good fairy would go without: pixie dust and a wand. Think about the Disney character Tinker Bell, who uses pixie dust to fly, glow, and help her friends float around. In the same way, the Tooth Fairy can use pixie dust to appear in your room, create special gifts, and even help you fall asleep. But Tinker Bell also carries a wand, which aims and releases her fairy dust. Same for the Tooth Fairy! With a wave of the wand, she can “poof” your tooth from under the pillow and into her pouch, then leave behind a surprise. 

Where Does the Magic Come From?

From Fairyland, of course! In the Nickelodeon show “The Fairly Oddparents,” Fairyland magic is powered by humans’ belief in fairies. If humans stop believing that fairies exist, then the fairies can’t use their powers. The Tooth Fairy’s magic is similar. That pixie dust from the last question? If you don’t believe in the Tooth Fairy , it turns to regular dust, and she can’t exchange your tooth. You might be wondering how you can visit Fairyland. Unfortunately, we humans can’t go there because we don’t have the same magical powers. But the good news is that every time you lose a tooth that you’ve kept healthy and safe, the Tooth Fairy brings you a little piece of her homeland. 

Who Gets to See the Tooth Fairy’s Magic?

Let’s look at another character you may know: Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother. She grants the wishes of anyone who is kind, generous, and caring. The Tooth Fairy loves these qualities, too. And she also loves healthy teeth, so she shares her magic with everyone who keeps their teeth clean. How? By brushing and flossing as part of your everyday routine. Do this and your teeth will be shiny and strong, and the Tooth Fairy will be thrilled to show you her magic. 

When Will the Tooth Fairy Come?

When you lose your first tooth, it unlocks a door from Fairyland to your room, and the Tooth Fairy keeps a close eye on these doors. Her magical senses will alert her when you lose a tooth. As long as you’ve kept it clean and believe that she’ll come, there will be a gift waiting for you in the morning. 

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