The days of finding loose change under a pillow are over... the tooth fairy is paying a lot better.

FOX News Radio's Paul Stevens reports:

A new survey saying kids are getting at average $3.70 per lost tooth -- a 23% jump from last year's $3.00, and a 42% spike from 2011's $2.60.

The reason for the bigger bucks?

Parents not wanting their kids coming up short at the playground when the tooth fairy becomes issue-one.

Most kids getting $1.00 to $5.00 a tooth.

One parent giving her daughter $100 to start a college fund and another $20 to spend only after she brushed her teeth every day for a month. Mom says - it worked.

Paul Stevens, FOX News Radio.