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Tooth Fairy is paying a lot more for teeth these days, according to new research

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According to an Australian study, the tooth fairy is spending 289pc more on the commodity than she was in the 1980s

According to an Australian study, the tooth fairy is spending 289pc more on the commodity than she was in the 1980s

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According to an Australian study, the tooth fairy is spending 289pc more on the commodity than she was in the 1980s

The tooth fairy is spending more money than ever to feed her unusual collection and is splashing up to €28 per tooth, new research into her expenses has revealed.

According to an Australian study, the tooth fairy is spending 289pc more on the commodity than she was in the 1980s, often spending up to $40 (€28) on just one tooth.

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The research by Australian oral health brand Jack N’ Jill surveyed 1000 parents in their investigation

The research by Australian oral health brand Jack N’ Jill surveyed 1000 parents in their investigation

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The research by Australian oral health brand Jack N’ Jill surveyed 1000 parents in their investigation into the fairy’s expenditure and found that children of the eighties were lucky if they made $0.91 (€0.65) back in the day.

However, the study revealed that the fairy is interested in the first tooth a child loses more than any other, and will pay less on average the more teeth a child loses.

Shockingly, the tooth fairy clearly holds a grudge against middle children, who receive less from the tooth-collector than their older and younger siblings do, on average.

The research also has shown that if the youngest child in the family happens to be female, she is likely to get more money from the tooth fairy than her brothers.

Unfortunately, the Australian investigation did not reveal how the fairy continues to fund her costly venture, but it seems a career path in the tooth business might be worth looking into.

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