Cheap Teeth: Mass. Tooth Fairy Payout Is Third Lowest In U.S

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — As if inflations weren't bad enough, the tooth to dollar exchange rate from the tooth fairy in Massachusetts has apparently taken a tumble as well.

The Dental Care Alliance posted a survey in February that details how much the tooth fairy pays per tooth in each state of America. On that survey, Massachusetts comes in as the third lowest with an average $2.48 offered per tooth, nearly half the national average of $4.57.

The DCA survey was conducted with 1,218 parent participants throughout the U.S.

WBZ's Matt Shearer spoke to locals in Boston to share the bad news.

"No cut it out!" Nick from Cape Cod said, "Hey tooth fairy, don't make us shake you down for it, okay? Don't do that to me." Nick went on to say that kids should protest for a value increase of their teeth.

Meanwhile in Delware, kids' lost baby teeth go for an under-the-pillow fortune: an average $8.91 per tooth.

"That's insane," said another local, "Just knock your teeth out and you'll get a million dollars!"

WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports.

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