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Lost Teeth Aren’t Worth What They Once Were

Even the tooth fairy has fallen on hard times it seems! According to a new study, a lost tooth isn’t worth what it once was.

Experts say the average payout for a tooth is $3.70, down 43 cents since last year. Values also depend on where in the US people live. Kids in western states earned $4.13 per tooth, while those in the east got $3.75. The south did a little better at $3.91, while poor mid-westerners only found $2.97 under their pillows.

The bright point in the research shows losing that first tooth is lucrative, pulling in $4.96 today versus $4.50 last year.

How much does/did the Tooth Fairy leave for your kids? Let me know in the comments below!

Danielle Tufano


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