According The Original Tooth Fairy Poll conducted by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy is being quite generous lately, with kids getting an average of $4.66 per tooth in 2016 and early 2017, as compared to only $3.91 in 2015. That’s a nearly 20% increase, and a new all-time high.
The Tooth Fairy handed out $290.6-million for lost teeth last year, which is up 13.5% from 2015. And kids who lost their first tooth are doing even better than the norm, with parents paying out about $5.72 for that first loss, up 10% from last year.
Overall, 85% of homes with children get a visit from the Tooth Fairy, with 89% of kids getting money for their teeth. Not every kid gets their treat right away though, with 56% of parents admitting the Tooth Fairy sometimes forgets to visit on the first night. And not every Tooth Fairy leaves behind money. Believe it or not, 38% give their kids toothbrushes for a lost tooth, while 22% give them toothpaste and 21% give them floss.
Of course a child’s gift does vary depending on location. It seems the Tooth Fairy is most generous in the West, paying an average of $5.96 for a tooth and $6.89 for the first tooth, followed by the Northeast, with an average of $5.08 per tooth, $6.31 for the first tooth.
Source: The Street
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