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Whats the going rate for a tooth these days?

My daughter lost her first tooth. I gave her $3 LOL. Should I have given more or less? What's the tooth fairy paying out these days?


Asked by SRiveroC at 9:45 AM on Jun. 26, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • The first tooth and the last tooth (also teeth lost to an accident) in my opinion count for more than the rest. I'd say $5 for the mentioned teeth and $1 or $2 for the rest.

    Answer by kustomkrochet at 9:49 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I think $3 is plenty generous. I remember when I lost my first tooth I got she's doing good.

    Answer by 2wndrfl_btrflys at 9:48 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • I'd pay no more than 20 bucks per mouth, that is about a dollar per tooth.


    Answer by MythicMMM at 9:48 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • When mine were young, I'd give them four quarters and a pack of sugarless gum. They instantly put the gum in their mouth and in their pocket...laid the quarters down and forgot instantly about the money...Ha!Ha!

    Answer by lacyjones at 9:51 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • LOL Lacy

    Thanks Ladies

    Answer by SRiveroC at 9:53 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • You have to do whatever you think is appropriate. WIth my children we did $50.00 for the first, $25.00 for the next two..and then went down incrementally. We stopped decreasing when we got to $5.00 and now they always get $5.00 and a small gift (book, art supplies, dress, doll that type thing...)

    Answer by YuppyMom at 10:45 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • $50/tooth wth?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:47 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • Yeah, 50 for the first one. I mean, you only lose your first tooth why not.

    Answer by YuppyMom at 10:51 AM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • My son got $25 for his first tooth and $5 a tooth after that.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 12:30 PM on Jun. 26, 2009

  • We give our daughter $1 a tooth and we have friends that think that is "generous".

    Answer by slw123 at 1:22 PM on Jun. 26, 2009