Did You Know

Fun Facts That Are Almost Hard to Believe About Dental

  1. Tooth decay is a very common dental issue that can lead to many other serious health problems. In fact, 25% of adults don’t brush their teeth twice per day.
  2. Our tooth enamel is the hardest substance in our body, and we often don’t give it much thought.
  3. The first official toothbrush commercial was made in 1938. It featured an animated man brushing his teeth and shaking the bristles to make sure they were clean before putting them back on top of each other like a deck of cards.
  4. The durability of dental floss is unparalleled. In one instance, an inmate used it to braided rope and scale a building in order escape from prison 1992!
  5. The coconuts are a great food to combat gum disease and cavities.
  6. The second most common disease is tooth decay, which affects about half of all children by age 14.
  7. There are a lot of people in America with periodontal disease. In fact, almost 65 million adults aged 18 years and older have some sort of form it! Of this number 38% happen to be women while 56 percent represent men’s rates too high for our liking though?
  8. People who suffer from periodontal disease are at an exponentially higher risk for heart-related complications.
  9. The human tongue is like a fingerprint, only more so. No two people have ever had the same taste in food or drink because they share absolutely nothing with one another when it comes to their tastes buds!
  10. When you don’t floss, your dentist can miss up to 35% of tooth surface.
  11. The average woman smiles every minute of the day, while men only do so on occasion.
  12. The most common cause of chest pain in women is a heart attack. This can be caused by sore jaws, which signal to the body that you’re stressed or under pressure and need some time off work for restoratives such as ice packs on your jawline (to reduce inflammation).
  13. The mouth is the first port of call for most major diseases, with 90% having connections to oral health. A dentist can check your tonsils and remove any growths or cells that could be responsible if you have an infection in this area as well as identifying signs/symptoms which might mean there’s something wrong going on elsewhere too such heart problems etc
  14. Dental assistants have been cleaning teeth for more than 100 years. The first woman to do so? In 1905, DDA Irene Newman learned how in training and became an independent specialist known as a “dental hygienist”.
  15. Have you ever wondered how our teeth were originally cleaned? The first toothbrushes were tree twigs. Chewing on the tips of these brushes spread out their fibers, which would then be used to clean off any food or bacteria from between your pegs!
  16. From the tiny mouth of a snail, to its huge array teeth- there are 25 000 in total!
  17. To give the dolphin’s jaw a perfect bite, it has no muscles. Instead its teeth are designed for grabbing only and not chewing with force like our own jaws do when we chew food into bits of fleshy gooey goodness!
  18. The average person consumes 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar in one can or bottle, which is enough for an entire day’s worth.
  19. Smiles are contagious and can make you stand out from the crowd. A majority of adults (61%) admit that they find somebody‚Äôs smile attractive, which means your teeth may be working against you if they’re not already perfect!
  20. More people prefer blue toothpaste over red, and it’s not just because they think that colors together look better on their appliances. It turns out there is a sound psychological reason for this preference: When we see an object in motion or changing colors, our minds automatically process those movements as being more alive than stationary objects with unchanging color schemes.”