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Happy National Tooth Fairy Day

Updated: Friday, August 22 2014, 03:01 PM CDT

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(WRGT) -- National Tooth Fairy Day is today and according to Visa's annual Tooth Fairy survey, American children are receiving an average of $3.40 per lost tooth this year. That's down 8 percent from last year but still up a hefty 31 percent from the $2.60 left in 2011.

For a full set of 20 baby teeth, American kids will be getting a slightly more modest, but still hefty, $68, down from $74 last year.

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Additional findings from the survey include:

* Fathers reported a far more indulgent Tooth Fairy, saying that the Fairy left 45 percent more than moms said she did: $4.20 vs. $2.90.

* The Fairy may be giving just what she has in her pocket; over 50 percent of kids will get either $1 or $5.

* 33 percent of respondents reported that the Tooth Fairy left a dollar.

* Only 3.6 percent said that the Tooth Fairy left $20 or more, down from 6 percent in 2013.

* Kids in Canada are receiving the equivalent of $2.60 in U.S. dollars on average this year with the exchange rate, the same amount the Tooth Fairy was leaving kids in the U.S. in 2011.

* The Tooth Fairy spoiled kids in the West the most, leaving $3.60. Kids in the South and Northeast will each receive an average of about $3.50.  The Tooth Fairy was at her most thrifty in the Midwest, leaving an average of only $3.10.

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