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Tooth Fairy Traditions – what does the molar myth look like around the world?

We shape our daily routine around them, we clean them, floss them, chew with them and check them for lipstick and food bits, tear open a bag with them when nobody’s looking. Our teeth are valuable to us, both in how they look and how we use them. It’s no wonder a tooth fairy would pay big bucks for them.

Throughout human history and across cultures, some interesting traditions have cropped up to accommodate the superstitions and celebrations surrounding the loss of baby teeth and the new gap for big-girl-and-boy teeth.

The United States & Canada

Let’s start with the enigmatic fairy. Who is she and where did she come from? And is she a ‘she’ after all?

The Tooth Fairy appeared in earliest written records of Norse in Northern Europe (almost 900 years ago), rewarding children when they lost their first tooth. Over the years, her payment, much like the number of presents Santa leaves, has increased but depends greatly on the country, family economic status and the average their friends receive. The fairy could perhaps use a business course.

 

Cha-ching Children! How much is she paying this year?

On average in the US, the tooth hoarder slips an average of $5.70 under your child’s pillow for the first tooth. After that, she leaves $4.13 per tooth on average. Bulk price, makes sense. Her price is in a slight slump in 2018, dropping 2 pennies from last year’s averages.

Canada went all out in embracing this tradition, and our fairy friend has her own money now. The Royal Canadian Mint began selling Tooth Fairy Quarters in 2011. After reading this, they’ll see they need to update those to Tooth Fairy dollars – quarters aren’t cutting it anymore. As you can see below, the fairy has two very different looks, but the Canadians are not the only ones who haven’t settled on what she looks like.

Wherever you look, there are fewer consistent descriptions of the Tooth Fairy than of Santa or the Easter Bunny. According to surveyed fairy customers, 74 percent thought she was female, 12 percent thought it was genderless, and 8 percent thought that he or she could be either male or female.

Spain, Latin America, and other parts of Europe

The Ratoncito Pérez (Pérez Mouse for the English speaking) is celebrated in Spanish-speakingcountries. Endearingly nicknamed Raton Pérez, the mouse will leave a gift, not always money, for the lucky child who just lost their tooth. Sometimes Mr. Pérez, in his great journey for the treasure, is deemed thirsty and so the tooth is left in a glass of water, which he drinks before scuttling off with the tooth. In many cultures, mice and rodents are admired for their strong ever-growing teeth, and Spanish and Hispanic cultures are not alone in wanting to associate these lucky creatures with their children’s teeth.

In Italy, we can find Topolino, also a mouse, who undertakes the Tooth Fairy’s normal tasks, and similarly in France la petite souris, ‘the little mouse’, purchases these toothy treasures. In parts of Scotland, the traditions fused and we can hear of a white fairy rat who buys the teeth with coins.

India, China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam

In some Asian countries, the child who lost their teeth throws it onto the roof if the tooth fell from the lower jaw, or if it came from the upper jaw they will throw it underneath the floor or home.While tossing their tooth, the child yells, asking for the tooth to be replaced with the tooth of a mouse (That’s right, we have not finished with the mice. The tooth fairy is feeling a little outnumbered right now.) This harkens back to how rodent teeth grow for the entire creature’s life and the gesture symbolizes health, strength, and longevity. In India, the child sometimes buries their teeth underground by a big tree.

The Japanese have finessed this tradition and throw their teeth straight up or down depending on where the tooth came from. This is in hopes that the tooth will grow straight. Ever the leaders in style.

Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, and Sudan

Similarly to the Asian countries, theatrical throwing is involved in these Middle Eastern countries. This time, the tooth is tossed upward toward Allah, although this tradition may predate Islamic tradition and emerged around when tooth fairies sprung in Europe in the 13th century.

Mongolia

Another animal gets a shot at partaking in the ceremony in Mongolia. Dogs are fed the child’s tooth (they make the tooth palatable with some fat or food). This special treat, woefully unappreciated by the dog, is in hopes that the child’s new tooth will grow to be as strong as the dog’s.

It seems that wherever you look, there’s a bit of tooth envy. While having the strength in your teeth of a mouse or a dog is impressive, there’s nothing quite like looking after the teeth you do have to keep them strong. Brushing is a start, brushing with stylish sonic toothbrushes, even better. The little ones can start this tradition early, and what better way than with the fun and effective Rockee Kids Toothbrush?

 

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Make Brushing Teeth Fun for your Kids with these Cool Apps

Brushing teeth is an essential habit kids should learn at an early age. However, getting kids to brush their teeth effectively can be very challenging!

Luckily for you, there are terrific free dental apps on the market that not only teach kids how to brush their teeth daily, but also encourage them to brush better and longer. At Violife, we pride ourselves on adding style and cheer to everyone’s dental hygiene routine, making brushing a fun and cool experience. And since it can be especially challenging for kids, a little help from apps can contribute to developing a healthy and fun habit at an early age. So let’s check our pick of best apps for brushing teeth for toddlers:

Brusheez – A Cute Monster Teacher

Brushing Teeth Fun for your Kids

 

This cool iOS app is specially designed for your beginner brushers. It features a fun animated monster showing them how to open their mouth properly and brush each area of it, not only the four front teeth. While the monster brushes its teeth, your kid needs to keep up with it as the two minute timer ticks down. Plus, kids can change the colors of their monster’s hair, pajamas, and toothbrush.

Brush Up – Meet Budd, a Fun Toothbrush Timer

Teach kids to brush teeth with apps

Budd, the Toothbrush Tutor, is an entertaining character with a huge mouth and a toothbrush who guides your kid all the way through the brushing process. Apart from a fun timer and a catchy song, this app is a big motivator and a true training game that awards your kid with cool prizes every time they finish brushing properly.

Toothsavers – Teach Kids Brushing Teeth with this Fun Game

Fun way to teach kids to brush teeth

This free app will inspire your children to fight cavities thanks to its amazing plot. Your little one goes on a mission to save a kingdom from an evil witch’s spell. The only way to take away the spell is brushing for two minutes so everyone’s teeth won’t be filled with cavities! Toothsavers characters include well-known characters like Pirates, Dragons and even Little Red Riding Hood.

 

To make brushing even more fun and easy, we suggest Rockee kids toothbrushes from Violife that come with cool handles that fit in little hands, with fun characters such as a duck, cat and dog. The unique rocking design means the toothbrush always stands upright, so there’s no more messy toothpaste on your counter and more fun for your kid all around.

Don’t forget the Bobee kids toothbrush that will make every kid an All-Star player! Even the youngest kids can use it easily!

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Violife Partners with Warner Brothers to Create Super Heroes toothbrushes

If you feel like you need superpowers in order to find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list, give yourself a break and fear no more! At Violife we have you covered this holiday season with our Warner Brothers Super Heroes toothbrushes. Ever since we partnered with Warner Brothers, we are super-excited about the holidays.

Find your inspiration this holiday season in our Wonder Woman™, Superman™ and Batman™ super sonic toothbrushes. Treat someone special (and yourself) with real sonic power on-the-go!

Everyone’s Favorite Heroes

Super hero toothbrushes

Everyone needs a bit of help finding the right gift, so let our Super Hero sonic toothbrush collection come to your rescue. We wanted to wrap our most sought after item-our stylish electric sonic toothbrush with everyone’s favorite heroes. Our portable sonic toothbrush offers maximum sonic cleaning at home or on-the-go. At the press of a button it produces 22,000 brush strokes per minute, giving yourself and your loved ones a clean, brighter, whiter smile. This ultra popular product is dentist recommended and is sure to completely transform your brushing routine.

Grab a Gift for your very own Batman™, Wonder Woman™ or Superman™

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Our Super Hero inspired sonic toothbrush range includes six styles. For the brave BatmanTM in your life, choose between the Batman™ Bat-Signal and the sleek Batman™ Fractal toothbrush edition. Grab the Superman™ Camo or Comic for the man of steel in your life (even Superman™ needs a bit of sonic power to keep that smile radiant!). Select Wonder Woman™ Classic or Gold Lasso toothbrushes for your sister, mother, daughter and/or girlfriend for healthy smiles every day.

A Perfect Beauty Gift for Those On-the-Go

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This holiday season, Violife’s collection of Super Hero-inspired sonic toothbrushes is designed especially for those on-the-go. Do you have a family member or a friend who is trotting the globe or multitasking across the city? Gift a super sonic toothbrush that doesn’t compromise on style or functionality. Beautifully designed, inspired by iconic characters, our stylish and portable toothbrushes come with a built-in cap making them perfect for home and travel. Now you can go from your gym to your office to a family dinner, and never risk losing that shiny smile!

Become a Super Hero This Holiday Season

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While partnering with Warner Brothers, we created a new line of Super Hero-worthy gifts. Our supersonic toothbrush series showcases an inspiring collection that captures the essence of your favorite heroic characters. These gorgeous toothbrushes are perfectly sized Super Hero gifts, created for men and women of all ages, and as all Violife products, they offer unrivaled performance, style and portability. Compact in size, yet powerful in action, our super sonic toothbrushes are the ultimate beauty gift. Become a Super Hero over the holidays with unique and inspiring sonic toothbrushes created by Violife.

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