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the tooth fairy around the world

the tooth fairy around the world

The Tooth Fairy

We’re all familiar with the legend of the tooth fairy: once a child’s tooth has fallen out they are to place it under their pillow for the tooth fairy to collect. When they wake in the morning they will find the tooth is no longer there, but instead a coin has been left for the child to enjoy. But, as we’re about to find out, the tooth fairy isn’t found in every country around the world…

Raton De Los Dientes (The Tooth Mouse)

While the tooth fairy visits most English-speaking countries, the tooth mouse is her friendly Spanish-speaking counterpart. The mouse, mostly referred to as Ratoncito Perez, tends to be found in Spain, and other Spanish-speaking countries such as Argentina, Colombia and Peru. Ratoncito Perez scurries into the rooms of the sleeping child and collects their tooth in exchange for a small fee or gift. This much-loved mythical character even has a museum dedicated to him in Madrid.

France too has its own version of the tooth mouse, known as La Bonne Petite Souris. As with Ratoncito Perez, La Bonne Petite Souris takes the teeth from under the pillow and leaves some cash or controversially a sweet.

Throwing the Teeth

This custom is adapted depending on each culture, but the symbolic meaning is the same – to encourage strong and healthy teeth to sprout. Japanese children would throw the teeth from the lower jaw straight up into the air and the teeth from the upper jaw straight and down to the ground. This is how they want their new teeth to grow – straight and even.

Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Jordan and Iraq also have a similar tooth-throwing tradition, however they throw their tooth to the sun as a gift to the sun god in exchange for stronger and better teeth the second time round.

Feed Them to the Dogs

Mongolia’s tradition is a little less mythical. Rather than leaving the tooth for an inconspicuous evening-dweller, the children of Mongolia take the tooth and place it in some fat before feeding it to their dog. The idea of this is that their adult teeth can be as strong as their dog’s teeth once they have sprouted. If the child does not have a dog, they will then bury the tooth so that the new set of teeth will have strong roots like the trees.

If you would like to learn more about dentistry for children, including how dummies can affect your child’s teeth, please call us at Epsom Dental on 01372 720650 and book yourself in for an appointment with one of our highly trained and experienced dental practitioners. We pride ourselves on being delicate and gentle with all our clients.

 

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I recently joined as a new patient and recommend Epsom Dental Centre. The service is warm, friendly and professional. Dr Chig was very thorough and knowledgable when discussing the process of my Invisalign journey. I’m personally not afraid of going to the dentist, but I know that it’s a very common concern for many - I am confident that you’d be put at ease here and feel immediately in safe and capable hands!read more
Mared Davies
Mared D.
Great Dental Service, from the warm welcoming reception staff to the professional dentist & dental team. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone who is looking for a professional & caring dental centre.
Ricardo Singh
Ricardo S.
Have been going to the centre for a number of years now , and the team have always been kind and understanding , with nothing too much troubleMy dental work has not been straight forward but their skills and advice have always over come any problemsThank you
David Brooks
David B.
Have been a Patient with Epsom Dental Centre for many years now. I would not go anywhere else, even if I moved away, They are honest & trustworthy in all their check ups & treatment. Customer Service given at Reception and in treatment rooms is very good, I was a Business Induction Trainer before Retirement & Customer Service was very prevelant in my Training sessions.read more
Joanie C.T.
Joanie C.
I've been using EDC for many years at the initial recommendation of a friend after being let down by another dental practice.Routinely attend for check-ups and cleaning. Have always received good advice from the dentists and hygienists.When I've needed treatment for problems, it has always been done professionally and in a sensitive manner. They're a friendly bunch too!Also, when restrictions were lifted after the first lockdown in 2020, they were there for me. Keep up the good work, Chig and colleagues 😎👍read more
Mike Barnett
Mike B.
We have been with Epsom Dental Centre for many years and has always found them professional ,helpful and friendly. We would recommend them to anyone. Terry and Maureen
terence jeffery
terence J.
If you are an anxious patient , then this is the practice for you . Lovely , friendly and patient staff . Big shout out to Catherine , Helen & Barbara on the front desk .
emma hensby
emma H.
I’ve recently moved to Epsom last year September 2019 & trying to find the best dentist in this area. But with the lockdown there was a delay...Finally found one with the best reviews! Never have I met Rehul Patel, in December 2020, with the most wonderful & caring personality! He’s the best dentist I’ve ever met.Look no further & this is the one! Also great & friendly receptionist too! What a team!Highly recommend if you’re looking for a great dentist!read more
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sarah L.
I highly recommend Epsom Dental Centre. The staff are so friendly and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome. Treatments are top notch and always with such care. By far the best dental practice. Dr Mitesh is outstanding. So incredibly thorough and a perfectionist whilst always being so caring. The ladies in the office are so lovely. Always friendly and kind. I could not recommend them more!read more
Tamaryn Pitout
Tamaryn P.
Excellent from start to finish. We agreed a price and a schedule and then lockdown got in the way. The price remained the same even if the schedule slipped a little. Every step of the way was carefully explained and I would highly recommend Epsom Dental Centre.
fiona astill
fiona A.
I always have an excellent experience at the Dental centre. Organisation spot on, clinicians friendly but more imprtantly do a top job. No complaints from me. An important area of life nailed! Thanks
Simon Jones
Simon J.
Such a great experience! I've been here a few times now and the staff are all great and professional. I received my first filling last week, and I couldn't be happier with the result - no pain at all, and you can't even tell I have had a filling my dentist did that great of a job! If you're in anyway anxious about dental treatment I'd recommend this practice!read more
Craig Maxwell
Craig M.
Recently changed dental practice having moved to the area. I have never encountered such welcoming and friendly reception staff. At every stage (including last minute emergency visits!) they cannot do enough to help.The actual quality of service and dentists themselves (Dr Rahul) is second to none. Very clear, concise and helpful. Don’t feel like being pressured into anything unnecessary and everything is explained.As a fellow healthcare professional (although NHS!), this practice has blown me away!read more
Samuel Voller
Samuel V.
Second visit to a new location but very rewarding.. Dalia is the best hygienist I’ve ever used. She takes pride in her work and making you feel relaxed. Well done!
Norman Bernard
Norman B.
More then happy with them. Seeing is believing 😊. I have to say, after only 1 hygienic treatment my gums are bleeding very little! I was told I need 2 more sessions but that's ok with me. Amazing job! Amazing place, I feel like crying from happiness.. lol 🤣 . This will be my dental centre from now on. 10 stars rating !read more
Pinoy at heart
Pinoy at H.
Having spent absolutely years feeling too scared to go to the dentist and suffering really bad anxiety just thinking about it, Epsom Dental Centre have completely changed everything for me.I felt really reassured after looking at their website and seeing how prepared they are for nervous patients. I loved being able to contact them via WhatsApp as I was too nervous to call.The reception staff are lovely, my dentist put me completely at ease. He was kind, non judgemental and checked I was ok throughout.My initial check up was very stress free and he took the time to answer all my questions and go through my concerns without any rush.I have since been back for one filling, which was a positive experience and a hygienist appointment which was also absolutely fine. I can’t quite believe I’ve finally done it!I’ve booked a check up in 6 months and feel like a weight has been lifted from my mind.If you’re very nervous or haven’t been to the dentist in years, this is definitely a great place to go. You will be OK!read more
Catherine Beck
Catherine B.
I had managed to break a molar and had to have an unexpected filling. I was able to get an appointment quickly and as usual, the service was AMAZING! Mitesh and his team are always so professional, caring and friendly. With the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, the centre was spotless and they are going above and beyond to keep everyone safe. Well done all.Louise Moore, Epsomread more
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HAVING FUN WITH T.
This was my first time visiting Epsom Dental Centre, and I was really pleased with the practice. The receptionists were helpful and kept everything efficiently run and I was made to feel safe. They had all protocols in place and adhered to the current guidelines with no issues.Really happy with my appointment with Dr Chirag Amin. He was very thorough, talked me through my check up and my dental health going forward.read more
Laura Mae Colclough
Laura Mae C.
The entire team was very professional, helpful and sensitive through my long term treatment following my injury.Big thank you to all and especially Dr. Mitesh Patel.
Simona Beresford
Simona B.
This is our family dental practice for the past 5 years. Everyone has had great experience so far. I can just praise the practice for the arrangements they have made due to COVID-19 to make the dental visits safe.
Marietta Pal-Magdics
Marietta P.
Friendly and helpful receptionists are the first point of contact. I've had a few different dentists at Epsom Dental Centre and without exception they've all been excellent. Options for treatment are clearly explained, and the treatments have been carried out with minimum discomfort. COVID-19 precautions are in place and made for a stress-free check up recently. I recommend EDC.read more
Patricia Hicks
Patricia H.
Excellent my dentist is so caring and understanding and puts me at ease about my treatment - the receptionist are so lovely and welcoming it’s a pleasure to phone to book an appointment they are so friendly. Excellent service I’m so happy with this Dental surgery.. Thank you Epsom Dental Centre
Debbie Greenwood
Debbie G.
My wife Patricia had her teeth straightened and whitened by Chig at Epsom Dental Centre and she is extremely pleased with the result. Chig and all the staff are very helpful, friendly and informative. Would recommend without hesitation.
Stephen Morgan
Stephen M.
The best dental practice I have ever had. The reception staff are lovely and accommodating and the dentists and hygienists are excellent. I had a nervousness of dentists which I inherited from my mum who has a phobia of them and I picked up on that from a young age. They staff are really understanding of that fear and really put you at ease. So much so that now I really am not nervous at all. Highly recommend!read more
Nichola O'Hara
Nichola O.
I’ve been registered at this dentist since it opened and can safely say the service and the customer service are always amazing. It is extremely clean and welcoming.I would highly recommend:-)
Anna Scelzo
Anna S.
Been here for years and wouldn't go anywhere else. Excellent practice - all staff friendly and helpful. Couldn't be happier with my dentist - just had a front tooth bonded and it looks very good, reasonable price too
Susan Palin
Susan P.
First class treatment of my 95 year old Mum-in-Law. No problems at and courteous, professionalism at all stages. They ensured treatment was in a downstairs surgery so she did not have to go upstairs. Highly recommended.
Mike Hill
Mike H.
The staff at Epsom Dental Centre are amazing. From the moment you walk through the door, you are greeted by either Barbara or Catherine who always engage with the patients in the downstairs waiting area. Chig is an amazing dentist. He's extremely professional, very welcoming, putting the needs of his patients first. Best Dental Centre in Surrey. A visit to Epsom Dental Centre is more like visiting old friends than attending an appointment.read more
Jason
Jason
I would because I’m a nervous patient and everyone put me at easy as soon as I walked through the door xx this afternoon 4/10 I had 5 teeth out,mr Rahul Patel was amazing I felt so calm and relaxed and Diana Humphries who helped was great to,A big thank you for what you done for me and I’d like to say Catherine Wilks was great while I was waiting,she kept my mind off what I was having done 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗read more
Jo Jo
Jo J.
I have always been a nervous person when it comes to Dentist but a couple of years ago I contacted Epsom Dental Centre they booked me in with Rahul and since that day I have started to overcome being Nervous. I have since had a lot of work done and thanks to Rahul I can now smile again without hiding my teeth. And I now continue to go to my 6 month check ups and hygienist check ups. The whole Team from the receptionist to the Dentist are amazing and very friendly. I would definitely recommend this Dentist to anyone who is Nervous and has a fear of Dentist.read more
Katrina Cowell
Katrina C.
What a lovely dentist this is! Thank you so much to Chig, Catherine and all of the staff. You really do make me at ease and feel comfortable - don’t under estimate the impact that has on me and I’m sure many others, who are nervous of the dentist. Thank you!
Julie Sadler
Julie S.
I have been dental phobic for many many years. I finally plucked up the courage to contact a surgery which specifically deals with extremely nervous patients. I emailed at first, as I was too anxious to make a call and had my email returned by the wonderful Catherine on the reception. She was so amazing and has been a massive part of making this experience a positive one. At first I came for a tour of the surgery, which was a massive help to me. I met with the brilliant staff and had the opportunity to discuss my anxieties. I have just completed my whitening treatment using the Enlighten Smile home kit and I couldn’t be happier. Rahul has been just fantastic and very patient with my anxieties and phobia. He explained everything I needed to know, and took the time to ask how I was. He settles my anxieties, and I feel like he knows me well already! Catherine called me to ask me how I was after my appointments, which meant a lot to me. I have now joined the practise and will be coming back for checkups!! Something I haven’t done for 14 years!! I am still in shock that I now go to the dentist! I still have a long way to go to get through my phobia, but the fact that I have had 4 appointments and a treatment is just amazing! I highly recommend Epsom Dental Centre!read more
Katie Woods
Katie W.
If you are nervous about going to the dentist then I recommend you try the Epsom Dental Centre, my wife and I have been going there for many years now to see Chig and we have received professional, friendly, gentle and first class treatment on every visit. I would also mention that the whole atmosphere within the practice is relaxing from the very moment you walk through the door. If you really are very nervous about dentists them I would strongly suggest you try Epsom Dental Centre - you won’t regret it.read more
Brian Bridgeman
Brian B.
My family and I are extremely happy with this dentists. They are very caring professionals and the treatment we have received has been excellent. We only wish we had used them years ago.
Sarah Bailey Cartwright
Sarah Bailey C.
very nervous patient who had to have a tooth removed. explained everything to me and was very patient. couldnt praise them enough, no pain during or after. would recommend to my friends and family.
Angela Randall
Angela R.
Dr Mitesh Patel is a excelent dentist. My son had his teeth sorted out where he was explaining any treatment really well as well as giving all the options to go. Would definitely recommend this practice to others.
Agnieszka Bułatewicz Wielgus
Agnieszka Bułatewicz W.
Excellent dentist. Very calming and explains any treatment really well as well as giving all the options if available. Would definitely recommend to others.
Vicky Rushworth
Vicky R.
I be been going To Epsom Dental Centre for a Number of years . Receptionist go above n beyond when like me your in pain.. The Dental Team are nothing short of Brilliant Professional and are friendly understanding approachable . This Is The A Team in Dentistry . 💜
Carol Whittaker Pettyfer
Carol Whittaker P.
Dr Chirag Amin was great, he has done a great job with my invisalign retainers in less then a year I have my straight teeth. Will highly recomend, I am very pleased.
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Dana G.

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37 Waterloo Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8EX

Telephone: 01372 720650

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Epsom Dental Centre, 37 Waterloo Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 8EX

Dr Chig Amin BDS (Cardiff) 2001 MFDS RCS Eng GDC No. 79514 Epsom Dental Centre is a Private Dental Practice. We do have a small NHS contract which we reserve for children.

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