Tooth Fairy Survey: Rate Went Up 15 Percent in 2012

Illinois based provider Delta Dental says the gain is similar to the jump in the S&P 500. The average Tooth Fairy gift was just over $2.40.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne with an economic indicator found under children's pillows.

The latest Tooth Fairy survey shows the average rate for lost teeth went up 15 percent last year. Illinois based provider Delta Dental says the gain is similar to the jump the S&P 500 saw last year. The average Tooth Fairy gift was just over $2.40. The real moneymaker is the first lost tooth, worth a full dollar more.

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