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Survey: 'Tooth Fairy' payments for kids at all time high

Posted February 24

Johanna loses a tooth on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Orange County. What is the deal with the tooth fairy? (Deseret Photo)

It pays to lose teeth if you’re a kid.

The Tooth Fairy’s payouts are going up. According to Delta Dental’s annual Tooth Fairy survey, the average payout for a lost tooth is $4.62.

That number is at an all-time high and marks at 75 percent increase over 2015.

Tooth Fairy payouts are also a good indicator of the economy, as the increase closely follows the S&P 500.

Cash payouts for a first lost tooth are also up about 10 percent.

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