Tim White

Loot from the Tooth Fairy increases in 2013
Loot from the Tooth Fairy increases in 2013

The tooth fairy’s been the victim of market inflation, with a study out from Visa touting its Tooth Fairy calculator app  – says the national average per tooth is —-$3.70.  That’s up 23 percent from last year and 42 percent from just two years ago. Young parents leave almost $5 for a tooth.  Just two percent of parents give a whopping $50 or more. Theories for why the tooth fairy’s bounty has been rising so fast include an improving economy and parental guilt about saying no to children.