What’s The Going Rate For A Tooth From The Tooth Fairy?

What should Marty pay his kids?

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
April 25, 2018 - 12:50 pm

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The tooth fairy myth takes on different forms and involves different stories in each household.  Tooth fairies all leave behind a gift when they collect a tooth, and so all parents are faced with the problem of determining how much money to put under the pillow when the tiny tooth collector pays a visit.

According to Delta Dental’s 13th annual Tooth Fairy survey, cash payouts have soared during the past year to an all-time high average of $4.66, good for a 75 cents increase from 2015. For their latest results, Delta Dental surveyed 1,007 parents of children ages 6 to 12 in December 2017. Results showed the tooth fairy paid an average of $4.13 per tooth last year.

KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin was faced with this dilemma with son, Vincent and daughter Chloe both losing teeth.  What's the going rate for a tooth from the Tooth Fairy these days? Griffin askedhis listeners.