Today is National Tooth Fairy Day . . . and 4-out-of-5 dentists approve. Actually, that’s 4-out-of-5 of us in general.
In a poll, 81% of Americans (4-out-of-5) say the Tooth Fairy is welcome in their home. It’s unclear if the other 19% actively bar the Tooth Fairy from entry . . . or if they just ignore the Tooth Fairy’s presence. (???)
Also, 36% of parents say the Tooth Fairy helps promote good oral health habits for children, and 27% of kids head to bed early if they’re expecting a visit from the Tooth Fairy.
A few months ago, Delta Dental’s annual poll found that the national average payout is now $6.23 per tooth. That’s up a whopping 87 cents from last year . . . up $2.20 from three years ago . . . and up $4.93 from 25 years ago.
That’s WELL OVER the rate of inflation, so SOMEONE’S feeling generous.