This warning letter from the Tooth Fairy is next-level genius

Tooth Fairy Letter

UK dad-of-three, Henry Warren, shared a firm but fair letter on Twitter recently, explaining his son Sam is “dreadful at brushing his teeth” and The Tooth Fairy “has had enough” and put the lad on probation.

“The Tooth Fairy has had enough”

“This letter is to inform you that I have now taken receipt of your tooth and it is being duly processed in our system,” the official correspondence from the Tooth Fairy (also known as Barry) began.

Barry then explained that there had been a delay in the tooth’s intake, but that there were very good reasons for it. It seems investigations revealed young Sam was cutting some corners with his oral hygiene regimen. The Tooth Fairy was not letting this slide.

“We expect a certain amount of wear and tear on the teeth we appraise. In this case your tooth has been referred up to the committee for further analysis,” Barry explained.

“We believe this is due to the lack of care and attention by yourself. We have detected more than trace amounts of Fanta and residual amounts of both cereal and chocolate which have not been removed by appropriate brushing technique.”

On probation

Barry T Tooth Fairy recommended Sam review his brushing approach as a matter of urgency, revealing he was on a kind of toothy “watch-list” and future windfalls were currently at risk.

“We will accept the tooth on this occasion but we need your assurances that the condition of your next tooth will be significantly better – or we will withhold payment.” #Gulp

Sam’s letter from the Tooth Fairy has gone totally viral as people delight in its delivery. Henry’s Twitter has also completely blown up with messages congratulating him on his excellent dad skills.

“Great job dad! Tough lesson for little Mr. Warren. Looking forward to the next letter he gets!” one follower posted.

“Parenting…you’re doing it right!” another posted.

“Clever parenting and I bet there is a marked difference in his brushing of said peggies!! Well done and good luck!” a well-wisher wrote.


This letter has apparently been the tough love wake-up call Sam needed, according to this concerned dad.

“Sam was rather chastened by the letter, as was his sister Lexie whom he read it to,” Henry told Mashable.

We don’t blame Sam for feeling a bit mortified.

We’re feeling second-hand mortification, on his behalf. Not only is being put on “tooth watch” kind of sobering, having the whole world know you’re on tooth watch is next-level cringe.

Here’s hoping that Sam’s future Tooth Fairy encounters will be less fraught – and much less Fanta-filled!

Have you – or your child – ever corresponded with The Tooth Fairy?

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