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Cost of tooth fairy on the rise

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 15 January 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f237
  1. C Albert Yeung, consultant in dental public health1
  1. 1NHS Lanarkshire, Kirklands, Bothwell G71 8BB, UK
  1. albert.yeung{at}

Losing milk teeth has also proved to be a profitable business for children. A recent study in the UK found that 70% of parents pay at least £1 (€1.2; $1.6) per milk tooth for tooth fairy visits. The value of milk teeth has steadily increased in the past …

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