While there are a lot of things to hate about 2020, there’s at least one bright spot for kids who lose their teeth. According The Original Tooth Fairy Poll, conducted by Delta Dental, the Tooth Fairy is being a little more generous this year.
The survey finds:
- 80% of households say their kids get a visit from the tooth fairy.
- Most parents say they do it in order to give their kids something to get excited about.
- 45% say it gives them a reason to celebrate, while 42% say it makes their child feel special.
- A third of respondents say the Tooth Fairy helps inspire good oral health habits.
As for how much the Tooth Fairy is paying out this year:
- The average Tooth Fairy payout is $4.03, which is an increase of 30 cents over last year.
- That’s more than triple the amount since Delta Dental began tracking Tooth Fairy payouts in 1998 when it was just $1.30.