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Tooth fairy pays top dollar for baby teeth in the Maritimes, skips Quebec


Dalia Ibrahim
Digital Reporter

Thursday, August 21, 2014, 2:58 PM -

Teeth or no teeth, kids in Atlantic Canada have something to smile about! 

A new study conducted by Visa Canada says the tooth fairy is paying premium for baby teeth in the Maritimes and Newfoundland. 

At $3.46 a pop, it's 19 per cent higher than the national average of a $2.80. 

Even better, about one-third of East Coast respondents said their children found $5 or more per tooth under their pillows this year. 

The tooth fairy in Quebec, meanwhile, proved to be quite the penny-pincher. About 13 per cent receieved no money for their lost teeth. For those who did, they received an average of $2.06. 

Ontario reported the second-highest going rate for baby teeth at $3.21 apiece. 

The average in the Prairies was $2.43 per tooth, but 55 per cent could expect to receive up to $5. 


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In British Columbia, children got an average of $2.47 per tooth. 

The findings are from a telephone survey of about 1,000 households with children under age of 13. 

The poll was conducted for Visa by GfK Canadian Omnibus Service and had a claimed margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

With files from The Canadian Press

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