The Five Things That Affect How Much the Tooth Fairy Pays Out

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There's a poll each year that tracks how much the Tooth Fairy pays out. Earlier this year, it found the current average is $3.70 per tooth. Down 43 cents from last year.

Now we've got some new stats on the different things that can AFFECT that price, and make it go up or down.

So how does the Tooth Fairy decide what a tooth is worth? Here are the top five things she looks at, in order . . .

1. How much spare cash the "Tooth Fairy" has on hand. It's the top thing that affects how much kids get per tooth.

2. The child's age. If they're older, they might get a little more.

3. How much the child's parents got from the Tooth Fairy when THEY were kids.

4. How well behaved they've been. The Tooth Fairy pays attention to it, just like Santa.

5. How many total teeth they've lost. She tends to pay more for a FIRST lost tooth than a third or fourth one. 

(Delta Dental)

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