PAYMENTS from the Tooth Fairy are down by 10 per cent - and kids in Warrington get an average of £1.27 per tooth, according to a new survey.

The figure in the town is down by 13p from £1.40 in the last four years.

A small minority of youngsters get as much as £20 for each tooth that falls out - amounting to £400 for a full set of all 20 baby teeth.

The survey found that average payments nationally had dropped by 10 per cent from £2.10 to £1.90 since 2015.

More than a quarter of children get a £1 coin for each lost tooth, 24 per cent get a £2 coin,and 14 per cent get less than £1 - most typically 50p.

Only 8 per cent of kids never receive a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Dr Mark-Anthony Shepherd, lead dentist for Your Smile Direct, said: “Even the Tooth Fairy is feeling the pinch!

“But it is great news that the Tooth Fairy is still visiting 92 per cent of homes with children.

“It is a shame that a third of children are spending their Tooth Fairy money on sweets - that is the quickest way to ensure a further visit from the Tooth Fairy.”

Most children have a full set of 20 milk or baby teeth by the age of three and start losing them by the age of five or six. They tend to fall out in the same order they came, with the front centre lower teeth going first.

It takes six or more years to grow a full set of 28 adult teeth - 32 if you include wisdom teeth which arrive right at the back of the mouth around the age of 20.