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I am the Tooth Fairy!
I have been around for about 1200 years. I left my old job as a garden fairy to look for a new career somewhere around 800 A.D. I loved flowers a whole lot but I was looking for a new adventure, something different from gardens. I always liked teeth, they are so pretty and pearly! So, like many career minded girls, I made my own way into a new job as the “Tooth Fairy” but that was not enough for me. If I wanted to help those cute pearly whites, I had to go to dental school so, now I am Dr. Tooth Fairy! By the way, I went to the world’s first dental school which was founded here in the United States.
My job is a little different from the other tooth fairies. I am the one in charge and I give all my fairies instructions on how to care for teeth and what to do with the teeth you lose when your adult teeth come in. Your baby teeth will first fall asleep before you lose them, so it doesn’t hurt to lose a tooth. The first thing a tooth fairy does when you place the tooth you just lost under your pillow is to inspect the tooth to see how well you took care of the little darling. Your fairy will leave you a gift (usually my fairies get money at the local bank) , and take your tooth, carefully wrap it in a blanket and take it to the nursery where it gets a bath in toothpaste and then is covered in fluoride.
I bet you didn’t know that your tooth is alive! Teeth have blood vessels and nerves, just like the rest of the tissues in your body. Just like you can catch a cold, your teeth can catch a cavity by having bad bacteria hurt them. This is why it is so important to brush, floss and eat a healthy diet. You don’t want to hurt your teeth which then will give your tooth a bad headache before your tooth is ready to fall out on its own!
I just wanted to take this time to introduce myself to you. I am going to put some more information on this site each month for you to read. I will be happy to start to take your questions by e-mail. In the meantime, if you have any questions about your dental coverage or need help in finding a dentist near you, call one of my friends at the Connecticut Dental Health Partnership (CTDHP) Call Center at 855-CT-DENTAL (855-283-3682). Tell the representative what you need and he or she will be happy to help you and your pearly white teeth. I am off to comfort some teeth who need my help!
Dr. Tooth Fairy
855-CT-DENTAL Monday-Friday 8AM – 5PM