The trauma of losing a tooth is often softened by a visit from the friendly Tooth Fairy. But how much money left per tooth, though, is purely a parental decision, often dictated by how much cash or coin is on hand.
In Michigan, the average amount the Tooth Fairy left in exchange for a tooth was $3.33; Delaware kids receive an average of $4.46 per visit and kids in Massachusetts only get an average of $2.56 per tooth.
Here are some ideas for all the Tooth Fairies out there:
- Remind children that the tooth fairy won’t be able to visit if their rooms are messy.
- Keep a stack of $2 bills or some silver dollars handy for a unique deposit on dentals.
- Give a special Tooth Fairy pillow or box and have your child begin a tradition of leaving it in a more accessible spot, like hanging from the bedroom door handle.
- Cash strapped? Leave a fun fairy letter complimenting the child on their dental habits.
Children typically begin losing baby teeth at age six. If you have any concerns about your child’s tooth development, contact Dr. Baker at 586-992-9222.