The Tooth Fairy
Tooth fairy

Real Name

(Sometimes given as) Flossie

First Appearance


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The Tooth Fairy originates from Europe, wherein, when the child's sixth tooth falls out, he or she is rewarded with a gift.

Other versions have children gifted when any tooth comes out.

Powers and Abilities

It is generally accepted that the Tooth Fairy has an extraordinary expertise for stealth and invisibility. He/she also possesses flight via wings on his/her back.

Public Domain Appearances

  • 'Tooth Fairy' - The Chicago Daily Tribune (27 Sept. 1908 - letter by Lillian Brown)


  • A 1984 study revealed that 74% of those surveyed believe the Tooth Fairy to be female, 6% believe male, with the rest undecided.
  • A 2011 study found that American children receive $2.60 per tooth on average.

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