National Tooth Fairy Day is a celebration of the mythical fairy who typically brings money to children who have lost their teeth. The loss of a first tooth can be scary for children, but the thought of a visit from the Tooth Fairy can make the occasion much more exciting. Usually a child will put the lost tooth under their pillow before they go to sleep. They also use tooth pillows or tooth boxes. The Tooth Fairy originated in the United States but is is based off of old world European superstitions. In England, when a child lost a tooth they burned it so that witches would not find their teeth and control them or so they would not experience any difficulties in the afterlife. The earliest mention of the Tooth Fairy was in 1908. In 1927, the Tooth Fairy was made popular with the playlet “The Tooth Fairy” by Esther Watkins Arnold.