With the souring economy, the Tooth Fairy seems to be giving less. How much are you giving your kids these days for lost teeth? According to an article with The Denver Post, the Tooth Fairy is giving an average of 40 cents less per tooth this year. AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) suggests that most parents should keep it at a reasonable price and pay no more than $5. It’s never too soon to start talking to your little ones about money management.
"I tell them there are 20 baby teeth and they need to think about what that could cost," said Haugseth, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.