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Teeth around the world…
After attending the Paul McCartney concert last night, I got thinking about the stereotype regarding British people and their “horrible smiles”. I lived in London, England for 2 years and I can honestly say British teeth are NO worse than North Americans in terms of decay rate. Brits just don’t really care about having a perfectly straight, brilliantly white smile like North Americans; therefore, it is thought their smiles are unhealthy. Moral of the story is: crooked, yellowed smiles do not necessarily mean unhealthy…but how BEAUTIFUL does a straight, white smile look?
When I brought this up in the office we started talking about teeth from around the world. I found a list of “Tooth Fairy traditions” from around the world and thought it would be fun to share:
- In Argentina and Sweden, boys and girls leave the baby teeth they lose in a glass of water by their bedside. While they sleep at night, Magical Mouse visits to get a sip of water and trade the tooth for a few coins.
- Many children in Europe celebrate much like American kids by leaving a tooth under their pillow for overnight collection. However, you won’t find the Tooth Fairy in Europe – her brownie and elf friends have taken up the task.
- Filipino children may be some of the only children in the world who look forward to a visit from a rat! In the Philippines, Tooth Rat asks that kids leave baby teeth on windowsills so he can pick them up and move on quickly to the next house.
- In Colombia and South Africa, another little mouse performs duties similar to the Tooth Fairy. Children may leave their baby teeth under their pillows or deposit them in warm slippers.
- Baby teeth make lovely gifts in Chile and Costa Rica, where mothers craft charms out of the pearly white beauties and give them back to the children. It may sound a little odd, but people have been making and wearing enamel jewelry for centuries!
What are your “Tooth Fairy traditions”
What’s Happening in the Office?
Besides continuing to provide the best possible care for our patients, here is a little about what is happening:
- Dr. Piché took part in the “Comminuty Dental Day” at Siast this year. We are so proud to have such selfless, generous dentists!
- Sandra will be adding to her family of 4 by adopting another beautiful girl. 4 becomes 5!