How much money does the tooth fairy bring?


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Parents: how much money do you leave under your child’s pillow when they lose a tooth?

Web Watch recalls that $0.50 was the norm for every tooth we lost, but we’ve heard more recent reports that the dollar value for a tooth has gone much higher today.

Before we get to the topic on hand, here’s another parent question:  what do you do with all those teeth?  Do you keep them? Toss them away?  Make a creepy “tooth necklace” out of them?  Be sure to tell us your family tooth traditions in the comments below.

Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World
Throw Your Tooth on the Roof: Tooth Traditions from Around the World

As for HOW MUCH MONEY the toothfairy brings, a recent survey by VISA found the following:

  • 3% receive less than $1 per tooth
  • 30% receive exactly $1
  • 13% receive between $2-$4 per tooth
  • 18% get $5 per tooth
  • And some crazy parents out there are giving 8% of kids more than $5 per tooth.  Really?

Want to help reset family molar values (see what we did there?) for how much a tooth should cost?  Then head over to the TOOTH FAIRY REWARD SURVEY and cast your real-world experience vote; together we can bring the cost of a tooth back down to realistic $0.50 levels.