Today Is Tooth Fairy Day

Tooth Fairy Survey

A survey by Delta Dental reveals that the Tooth Fairy is now paying an average of $6.23 for each lost tooth. That's up from $5.36 last year. The Tooth Fairy was paying $1.30 per tooth when Delta started their survey in 1998. The value of a lost tooth has increased by 379% since then. If the trend continues, kids will receive $30 per tooth by 2048.

Other findings:

- 37% of parents give their child at least $5 or more for a lost tooth

- 48% of children save their Tooth Fairy money

- 34% of parents believe the Tooth Fairy instills good oral health habits in their children

- 30% of children go to bed early when leaving a tooth out for the Tooth Fairy

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