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This bad economy really bites for kids these days.The Tooth Fairy’s average going rate for a baby tooth last year dropped to $2.10, down 42 cents compared with $2.52 in 2010, according to a survey sponsored by Delta Dental.
According to The Original Tooth Fairy Poll, the 17% decline in the value of a baby tooth has to do with the economy.
“Like many Americans, the Tooth Fairy needed to tighten her belt in 2011, but she’s hopeful for a recovery this year,” Chris Pyle, spokesperson for the Delta Dental Plans Association, said in a statement.
On the upside, the Tooth Fairy visited 90% of respondents’ homes last year with the average giving being $1.
The survey polled 1,355 parents across the U.S.