Even the tooth fairy is hurting in the down economy

CINCINNATI - Even the Tooth Fairy is pinching pennies in this economy.

The Tooth Fairy payouts to kids averaged only $2.10 last year, according to a Tooth Fairy poll from Delta Dental. That's a dip of 17 percent from the previous year -- the most she's tightened her belt since 1998.

The non-profit dental organization says kids are getting a measly dollar on average for that tooth left under the pillow. It  seems there's a direct correlation with the health of the economy, too.

Tooth Fairy spending has hinged greatly on the Dow Jones Industrial Average seven out of the last 10 years, according to a Huffington Post article.

To read the full poll on Delta Dental, go to http://www.theoriginaltoothfairypoll.com/news-release/. To read the full story in the Huffington Post, go to http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/23/tooth-fairy-economy_n_1296197.html.



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