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Baby Teeth Come with a Hefty Price Tag for Parents, According to Creve Coeur Dental
Date:6/5/2013

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 05, 2013

The professionals at Creve Coeur Dental, who provide restorative, cosmetic, and general dentistry services, are issuing comment on a new piece that covers the increase in price for a baby tooth that has fallen out. It is a longstanding tradition that children can place a baby tooth that has fallen out under their pillow and expect to receive money for it. However, when today’s parents were children, this sum was usually just a quarter. Now kids are commanding up to five dollars for their missing molars.

Jennifer Belemu notes that she can still remember the thrill of finding a quarter under her pillow after she lost a tooth, even though her baby teeth fell out 35 years ago. She explains though that the practice of leaving baby teeth for the tooth fairy has changed greatly, as her own daughter now expects $5 for her molars. However, since daughter Sage has only just begun losing her baby teeth, Belemu notes, “I thought a dollar was more than fair. She has 19 more teeth to lose.”

While a $5 price tag for a missing baby tooth may seem excessive to some parents, it is considered average for school-aged children. Belemu notes that many kids at Sage’s school earn that much when they lose a tooth.

A survey by Delta Dental Plans Association, which is a nonprofit provider of dental benefits, explains that parents acting as “the Tooth Fairy” are paying 15 percent more than they did in 2011 when their kids lost teeth. This jump means that kids are raking in an average of $2.42 each time they get rid of a baby tooth. This is an increase from $2.10 in 2011.

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