How much do kids in Derbyshire get from the Tooth Fairy?

According to a new survey, children in Derbyshire collect an average of £1.24 from the 'Tooth Fairy' every time they lose a tooth, a number which presents a 10% decrease in the last four years.

Thursday, 14th March 2019, 12:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th March 2019, 1:08 pm
Most children have a full set of 20 milk or baby teeth by the age of three and start losing them by the age of five or six. They tend to fall out in the same order they came, with the front centre lower teeth going first.
Most children have a full set of 20 milk or baby teeth by the age of three and start losing them by the age of five or six. They tend to fall out in the same order they came, with the front centre lower teeth going first.

Cosmetic dental brand 'Your Smile Direct' conducted the survey which saw 2000 parents take part.

The survey found that 2% of lucky children in the area receive £20 for each tooth lost, a number which would rise to a total of £400 for a full set of teeth.

Since 2015, average payments have dropped nationally by 10%, with payments dropping from £2.10 to £1.90.

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It takes six or more years to grow a full set of 28 adult teeth - 32 if you include wisdom teeth which arrive right at the back of the mouth around the age of 20.

More than a quarter (28%) of children get a £1 coin for each lost tooth, 24% get a £2 coin, and 14% get less than £1 - most typically 50p.

Only 8% of kids never receive a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Dr Mark-Anthony Shepherd, lead dentist for Your Smile Direct, said: “Even the Tooth Fairy is feeling the pinch!

“But it is great news that the Tooth Fairy is still visiting 92% of homes with children".

Ironically, the survey discovered that the majority of children (34%) spend money received from the Tooth Fairy on sweets.

Other stuff children spend there Tooth Fairy money on include; Toys (33%), They save it (21%), Books (7%), and Clothes (5%).

Your Smile Direct offers dentist prescribed invisible aligner treatment which patients use at home - removing the need for repeated, costly dental visits.

It costs £1,599 - around a quarter of the price of teeth straightening with conventional dentists.

You can find out more information here- www.yoursmiledirect.com