Tooth Fairy Is Drawing Purse Strings Tighter, Survey Finds

Kids in the West made the most bank, while Midwestern kids made the least

Kids are getting less money from the tooth fairy these days, NBC News reported.

Parents — er, make that the tooth fairy — paid out $3.70 per tooth in 2018, down 43 cents from the year before and even more from 2016, according to an annual survey conducted by Delta Dental Plans Association.

The dental insurance collective said Thursday that the trend in payouts continues to follow the movement of the S&P 500.

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Kids in the West made the most bank, averaging $4.19 per tooth, while Midwestern kids made the least, at $2.97.

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