The cost of a tooth

The cost of a tooth November 7, 2013

What’s the going rate for a tooth? That is, how much does the “tooth fairy” give your kids per lost tooth. I have heard that it’s up from 25 cents when I was a kid to $1.00 in 2013. But if Tex offers her kids 25 cents for finding something as valuable as a lost car remote, $1.00 seems high for a tooth. Moreover, in a large family with multiple kids simultaneously in their tooth-losing prime, $1.00 per tooth is cause for budgetary concern. Maybe we’ll do 25 cents each or 3 for $1.00.

Relatedly, do you save your kids’ teeth somewhere. 20 baby teeth x 5 kids = 100 teeth stored in my sock drawer. Really?

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