Do you remember the excitement of losing a tooth and placing it under the pillow as a child? If you are a certain age, you might have hoped you would be getting a dollar in exchange for your tooth from the tooth fairy (or one of their secret helpers). Well we can say goodbye to those days because they seem to be gone!!
In a recent survey done by Visa, the national average amount kids are receiving per tooth is $3.70 – this number is up 42% in the last two years! According to Jason Alderman, Visa’s director of global education, “tooth fairy inflation is clearly surging.” He states two other main reasons for the rise, an improving economy and parental guilt. “It is hard to say ‘no’ to our kids,” says Alderman
The Children’s Financial Network’s chair, Neal Godfrey, also agrees on the guilt aspect. They have reported that 6 percent of tooth fairies (or their parental helpers) are leaving more than twenty dollars for one tooth, two percent are giving FIFTY dollars per tooth!!!!
Now we can’t help you give suggestions to your tooth fairy on how much he or she is slipping under the pillow, but we can answer any questions you have regarding your children and their teeth  Call us at 610-525-5497 to discuss any questions or problems or to schedule an appointment. And remember- coming in for routine dental exams saves you money – so you can be prepared for the tooth fairy!!