It is a hundred year-old myth and a legendary icon for kids; the tooth fairy.
The magical being gives children money or a gift in exchange for baby teeth.
Parents tell kids when they are growing up to put their fallen out teeth under their pillow at night when they go to sleep and in the morning when they wake up, it would have vanished and in its place will be a shiny coin.
It is a tradition that can be traced back years but is very much alive in present days in the UK and in Ireland.
A professor at the Northwestern University Dental School, Rosemary Wells, found evidence that supported the origin of different tooth fairies in the US in 1900 whereas other folklorists suggest post-war affluence and media turned the myth into a custom.
Fairy dust is reportedly often found on the floor of children’s rooms as the Tooth Fairy uses the magic to be able to get into the room and make itself so small it can get in between small cracks and down vents.
What is more, how much money the Tooth Fairy leaves is debateable and very much depends on the family itself. The largest gift ever reported was by a responder in Manhattan, New York, America who got $1.2 million for one tooth fallen out.
But on average 300,000 teeth from children around the world are collected per night and that’s a lot of monies to be exchanged.
Studies show that a child will usually lose 20 teeth between the ages of six and 12 years-old and that these teeth are called deciduous teeth; so put your fallen out tooth under your pillows tonight and see what The Tooth Fairy will bring you in the morning.