Five bucks from the Tooth Fairy might seem an innocent offering to sway a wiggly-toothed five-year-old to task.
But a $500 electric toy Escalade for a dental visit? Or a Disney World trip worth more than five times that amount for the restoration of four broken teeth?
Whether labeled bribe or reward, the prizes that some parents proffer (designer handbag? World Series game?) have upped the ante, according to the article.
Is an extraction worth extortion?
A prosthodontist and a few pediatric dentists weigh in on this growing trend.