Tooth Fairy payout for lost teeth is an economic boost for kids

Published on Monday, February 27, 2017

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Tooth Fairy payout for lost teeth is an economic boost for kids
The Tooth Fairy’s payout for lost teeth is soaring, posting record gains in 2016 and early 2017.

Payout average

• $4.66 average per tooth this year

• $3.91 average per tooth in 2015

• 19.8 percent increase this year*

* according to poll

2016 payout by region • $4.3 million in South Carolina for 934,895 lost teeth

• West $5.96 per tooth

• Northeast $5.08 per tooth

• South $4.57 per tooth

• Midwest $4.04 per tooth

Did you know?

• Tooth Fairy visits 85 percent of nation’s households with children, and in 89 percent of the homes leave money

• 56 percent of parents say Tooth Fairy neglects to pick up the tooth on first night

How children spend their haul

• 48 percent save the cash

• 48 percent spend the cash

• 1 percent loan the cash out

Dental gifts

• Toothbrush

• Dental floss

• Toothpaste

• About the survey: The Original Tooth Fairy Poll was conducted between Jan. 24-28 among a nationally representative sample of 1,588 parents of children ages 6-12. The margin of error is +/- 2.5 percent.






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