CHILDREN in Wrexham are receiving less money than ever from the tooth fairy, according to a new survey.

A survey of 2,000 parents across the UK show that money given to children for losing a tooth are down by 10 per-cent, with children from Wrexham receiving an average of £1.27 per tooth.

This figure from Wrexham is down by 13p from £1.40 in the last four years.

A small minority of youngsters - two per-cent - receive as much as £20 for each tooth that falls out - amounting to £400 for a full set of all 20 baby teeth. The results came from a survey by cosmetic dental brand Your Smile Direct.

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

Also, nine out of ten parents said their children under five believed in the Tooth Fairy, the same figure as for Father Christmas. And more than a third of parents said their children spent their Tooth Fairy money on sweets.

The rest spent it on toys, with saving, books and clothes the other most popular answers.

Dr Mark-Anthony Shepherd, lead dentist for Your Smile Direct, said: “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.”