ORLANDO, Fla. – The tooth fairy has tightened her money bag, according to a recent study by Data Dental.
The dental company conducted the Original Tooth Fairy Poll, which polled just over 1,000 parents of children ages 6 to 12.
The data showed an 11 percent decrease in tooth fairy money from 2016 to 2017.
Although their was a decrease in average tooth fairy cash, the trader of treats for teeth still shelled out over $271 million across the nation last year.
The tooth fairy visits 84 percent of the nation's households, while over half the parents say the tooth fairy has accidentally missed a visit from time to time.
The Midwest gave the lowest amount of money, at $3.44, while the West Coast gave the highest amount, with $4.85.