This week we thought we would look at “fun dental facts ” things we may have thought about in those moments of quiet.
Did you know ?
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
The average person only brushes for 45-70 seconds a day. Yet the recommended amount of time is 2 minutes.
Dogs have 42 teeth, cats have 30 teeth, pigs have 44 teeth but wow….. armadillo has 104 teeth.
Giraffes have no upper front teeth!
Just like fingerprints, tooth and tongue prints are unique to each individual.
prints, teeth, and tongue prints are unique to each individual.
There are 10-12 teaspoons of sugar in a single can of fizzy pop.
More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
If you drink 3 or more cans of fizzy pop each day you are likely to have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than others. Back away from the cans of pop.
1882 was the year commercial floss was first manufactured. The earliest dentist known by name is Hesi-Re. He lived in Egypt over 5,000 years ago.
There are more than 300 types of bacteria that make up dental plaque in our mouths.
Scarily, sugar makes up 15% of the daily calories consumed by 4-10 year olds!
The average woman smiles 62 times a day while the average man smiles about 8 times a day.
A quarter of adults admit they have not seen their dentist in 2 years and 2% of the population have never visited a dentist.
In the UK we spend around £5.8 billion/year on dental treatments.
60% of people don’t know that a sore jaw when combined with chest pain is a signal of a heart attack.
You should always keep your toothbrush away from the toilet. The air-borne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet.
It is shown that if you’re right-handed, you will normally chew your food on your right side. If you are left-handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left but be sure to chew from both the sides to help reduce joint problems
A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth!
It is said that in 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a row, scaled the wall & escaped!
The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring! (source: Guinness World Records 2002).
What fun it is just going back and looking at documented facts about teeth.
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