The Tooth Fairy Trumps the Dentist (Monday’s Victory)

I have to share this little blessing (are any of them really little?) and felt like taking a silly slant for the title BUT am grateful to God’s assistance in this recent tooth tale. We were instructed by the Orthodontist that three of my daughter’s teeth would have to be removed due to crowding and some other concerns in her oral development, before she could get braces. My Girl, is sadly one of those kiddos who is highly phobic of needles, doctors etc. and the thought of tooth extractions was stressful on a good day. Adding to the stress was the reality that our Health Coverage would not cover for the extractions. We began planning the appointments, and shortly after the appointment with her  Ortho two of the teeth fell out on their own! The last tooth, our Doctor stated, would not fall out soon enough and so we went ahead and scheduled the extraction after a lengthy consultation with the Oral Surgeon for the end of May. The estimated out of pocket cost would be @500 dollars. When my daughter saw the bill she said, rip it up, my tooth is gonna come out! Sure enough, Sunday as I sizzled some meat for steak sandwiches she came tearing into the kitchen with that tooth in hand wearing a satisfied smile. I cancelled the appointment this morning. Sorry Doc, the Tooth Fairy wins on this one!

It seems small but God knows our concerns and needs, yes?
And those of our sweet babies. Even if they are not babies anymore!

And YES! Glory! I did ask God to let those teeth come out instead of having them pulled but did also follow the Doctor’s advice to plan otherwise as not to be negligent. In my prayer journal I can now record His answer and timing!

So my biggest and God knows most glorious blessing:
 #446 that three teeth came out #447 oral surgery was not needed
#448 grace found a way in perfect timing #449 He cares about every detail
# 450 He cares about sparrows and hairs on our head, and also molars, cuspids, bicuspids, and incisors.

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
Proverbs 16:3

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

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Dawn Paoletta is the author of Journaling for Discovery and Delight. Her writing is included in several anthologies and her poems have been included in the Wickford Poetry and Art Exhibit and Books. Dawn is currently working on her next book. Inquiries at

12 thoughts on “The Tooth Fairy Trumps the Dentist (Monday’s Victory)

  1. What a wonderful story, Dawn! (and I love the title and the image!). There is nothing so small it escapes his attention, is there? I just love a happy ending :).


  2. What a great story that God cares about even the details. You have a brave daughter! I'm glad we don't have to pull our own teeth anymore as adults. 🙂


  3. Hi DawnHip, who would have thought that our Pappa God will play the role of the tooth fairy just because one of His little ones wanted Him too! Beautiful story.Blessings from Emily'sMia


  4. Dawn, Nice to meet you. I'm hopping over from Ann's link up. Hurray for the teeth that came out without an oral surgeon. 🙂 We're contemplating similar issues with some possibly impacted wisdom teeth… Yuck. Nice to count gifts with you tonight, Jennifer


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