Tooth Fairy Payouts?

For many American children, the tooth fairy can be counted on to make losing a tooth, a very profitable event. So exactly, how much is she putting under pillows these days? Did you know that, on average, a child in the Midwest receives $2.83 per tooth lost? That may seem like a lot to parents who remember finding a dime or a quarter underneath their pillows. However, compared to the average payout in the Southern states of $5.17, the parents of the Midwest seem to be pretty conservative! Delta Dental (dental insurance provider) did a survey of more than 1,000 primary caregivers to get the average payout results. They also found that over the period of 1999 to 2014 that the national gift average for the tooth fairy was pretty consistent with the ebbs and flows of the stock market. So next time your kids ask what they can expect from the tooth fairy…maybe they should start following the stock market. :-)

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Cosmetic Dental Services in Chicago

Sloop Dental is your South Loop neighborhood dentist. We specialize in providing honest recommendations and exceptional service for patients of all ages from toddlers to seniors. Using cosmetic dentistry techniques we strive to make all patients smile proudly.

Our staff executes a “health first” approach to provide care which will improve your overall health by creating dental work that will last. Just a few of our services include teeth whitening, veneers, implants, and Invisalign.

If you ever have a dental emergency our staff lives nearby and is available at any time. Feel free to contact us by phone or email or stop by our office. We always welcome visits from our patients to answer your questions or simply say hello.

Dr. Ken Allen provides family oriented, high-quality dental care; helping patients of all ages achieve beautiful, healthy smiles.

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