It is a rite passage for each kid everywhere for losing their teeth. This is a sign that the kid is growing up and gets bigger. The ‘tooth fairy’ leaves a little cash under the pillow in the morning. Parents usually slip some money under their children’s pillows in order to celebrate the new stage in their lives.
The tradition of ‘tooth fairy’ dates back to the Old Norse culture where the baby teeth are considered to be a good luck. Different cultures in the world which involve different traditions with the baby teeth.
What is done with the tooth after it is swapped out? There are some people who keep them as a sentimental keepsakes, however, there are many of them who toss the teeth. Baby teeth can really bring good fortune, however, it is more of a medicinal kind.
What can a shed baby tooth do?
In 2003, a study determined that baby teeth contain stem cells and that if preserved quickly after falling out, the stem cells can be stored for years and kept in case of later medical problems in life.
So if you thought getting a dollar for your tooth was cool, then getting the chance to grow any kind of tissue, from heart cells to brain cells, and repair damaged tissue is really cool.