Minnesota’s Tooth Fairy hurt by economy

Flickr CC: sappymoosetree

Flickr CC: sappymoosetree

When I was still young enough to believe my parents’ deception, the Tooth Fairy at my house gave us a quarter ($.25) per tooth.

But check this out, via the Chaska Herald:

The 2009 Tooth Fairy poll shows a decrease in the average gift Minnesota children receive from the Tooth Fairy for a missing tooth.

The poll is derived from a survey of Delta Dental of Minnesota members and their families.

In Minnesota, children receive an average of $1.62 per tooth, which is down from last year’s $2.10 – a 23 percent decrease,” according to a Delta Dental press release.

Wah wah. Children have one set of 20 baby teeth, so that’s still $32.40 in cold hard cash for Minnesota kiddos whereas I only earned $5.

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