A little over a week ago the oldest came home from Kindergarden and declared he has his first loose tooth. Much excitement. Other kiddos have lost teeth already and he had been asking "when, when will I loose a tooth?! I am old enough teacher said kids lose teeth in Kindergarden." Followed by a list of names of children who have been visited prior by the tooth fairy.
I really cant recall how long it takes to lose a tooth. Growing up we left the tooth alone until it was really wobbly and then pulled it. We were encouraged to wiggle it and loosen everything up. In Hubby's family you leave the tooth alone completely to fall out on its own. Don't mess with it, ignore it.
Also I used to put my teeth in a cup of water by the sink where upon morning the tooth fairy had left a few coins in its place. Varying amount and type of coin based on a complex formula of tooth quality I assume. First tooth is always worth more. Hubby said the tooth fairy faithfully leaves a 50 cent piece for each tooth under the pillow.
So. Please share your knowledge of Tooth Fairy lore and methods of losing loose teeth below in the comments.