why does the tooth fairy give you money for your teeth?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    She needs the teeth. She uses them to build castles for herself and other fairies.

  • Terry
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The belief in magick by children is stored in their "Baby" teeth. As these teeth drop away the child drifts away from a natural relationship with Magick. However, these baby teeth is what keeps Magick and its assorted creatures alive. This is why both tooth fairies and parents leave silver behind for the child and save the "Baby teeth."

  • 1 decade ago

    The tooth fairy is a perverted old man that doesnt give money for teeth..that is just what they want you to believe.

  • 1 decade ago

    Simply put, it is as other answerers said, a parent's gentle fib to get kids to give up their teeth.

    However, in folklore, fairies have all sorts of uses for human body parts such as teeth, hair trimmings, fingernail trimmings, as well as handkerchiefs that have tears and/or blood on them. In particular, the tooth fairy is a tradition that's been around for only aobut a hundred years or so, but is based on other traditions around exchange of tokens, coming of age, and disposal of lost body parts such as hair, teeth, nail trimmings, etc. Check it out...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tooth_fairy

    http://www.straightdope.com/mailbag/mtoothfairy.ht...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thats what parents say the kids want to take their tooth out so their other tooth doesn't come out crooked

  • 1 decade ago

    so children will be motivated to go ahead and pull their teeth out, as opposed to letting them hang for a week and fall out while they are eating.

  • 1 decade ago

    She resells them for a huge profit.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because she cant afford anything else.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I GOT A PIECE OF GOAT FOR DINNER.

  • amber
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    because it's only fair

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