In keeping with findings of the 2022 Original Tooth Fairy Poll® launched by Delta Dental of Illinois, the Tooth Fairy visited 79% of houses throughout the nation with youngsters ages 6-12 who’ve misplaced tooth. Most youngsters are demonstrating persistence for the Tooth Fairy’s go to, with greater than half of oldsters (61%) reporting that their little one waited for his or her unfastened tooth to fall out, not like 18% of their youngsters that pulled their very own tooth! One in 3 dad and mom agree that the Tooth Fairy is a optimistic strategy to instill good oral well being habits of their little one. The 2022 ballot builds on insights gleaned over practically 1 / 4 of a century. Just a few extra highlights from this yr’s ballot embody:
The Tooth Fairy continues to convey pleasure
- Greater than 1 in 2 dad and mom say the Tooth Fairy offers their little one one thing to be enthusiastic about (55% 2022 versus 53% 2021).
- This yr, extra dad and mom point out that the Tooth Fairy offers their little one with a possibility to rejoice one thing enjoyable (55% 2022 versus 48% 2021).
- The truth is, 35% of oldsters categorical the Tooth Fairy was the proper strategy to unfold pleasure in a yr after they wanted it most (in comparison with 34% 2021).
The value of a misplaced tooth — money dominates
Since 1998, Delta Dental has been analyzing the Tooth Fairy’s U.S. annual giving developments. The 2022 Unique Tooth Fairy Ballot® signifies the Tooth Fairy’s common money reward reached $5.36 per tooth, an all-time excessive within the 24-year historical past of the ballot. This yr’s worth of a misplaced tooth has greater than quadrupled for the reason that inception of the Unique Tooth Fairy Ballot® when the worth of a misplaced tooth was $1.30. The 2022 ballot’s common reward of $5.36 per tooth is 66 cents (14%) increased than the earlier peak of $4.70 set final yr and properly over $1 (33%) extra per tooth in 2020 ($4.03). The 2022 ballot additionally finds that 80% of the time the Tooth Fairy leaves solely cash somewhat than another bodily reward.
For extra details about the Unique Tooth Fairy Ballot® and methods to make your little one’s Tooth Fairy expertise particular, go to OriginalToothFairyPoll.com.
For extra tips about defending your oral well being, go to deltadentalil.com/oral-health.
Concerning the survey
The Unique Tooth Fairy Ballot® was performed between January 19 and January 28, 2022, amongst a nationally consultant pattern of 1,000+ dad and mom of youngsters ages 6-12. The survey has a margin of error of +/- 3%.
For extra details about the Delta Dental-sponsored survey, Tooth Fairy sources for households and children, and oral well being ideas for infants to pre-teen, go to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll®.