A new survey of parents found that they -- cough! -- pardon, the Tooth Fairy leaves kids an average of $3 per tooth. That's, like, 30 pieces of hardened saltwater taffy!
The study (published in USA Today and conducted by Visa) also noted that some parents leave as much as $20 per tooth. (If your kids are USA Today readers, you might want to lock up your pliers.)
The borderline-extortion prices of molar loss surprised Kathie Lee, given the fact that times are tough financially, and that she only got a quarter.
"But that was in the 1880s," she added.
What about you? Does three bucks sound about right to you, or do you leave your little darlings a Benjamin per molar?
Julieanne is a TODAY.com contributor who accidentally swallowed most of her baby teeth during overenthusiastic gummy worm eating.