intersting teeth and dentistry facts
Surprisingly, 25% of adults do not brush their teeth twice a day. Not brushing twice a day increases the risk of tooth decay by 33%
In a lifetime, the average American spends approximately 38.5 total days just brushing their teeth. That’s over a month of your life!
The hardest substance found in the human body is your tooth enamel
Flossing is an essential part of oral hygiene. When you do not floss, you are missing over 40% of tooth surfaces, which is why your dentist always emphasizes flossing!
Although flossing is essential, many people do not like doing it. A whopping 73% of Americans would go to the grocery store than floss their teeth
The first introduction of commercial floss was 1882 by Codman and Shurtleff, Inc., later acquired by Johnson and Johnson in 1965
Floss is also quite durable. A West Virginia inmate once used dental floss to braid a rope, which he used to scale a building and escape in 1992
In a lifetime, a person produces over 100,000 gallons of saliva. To put that into perspective, that is over 20 semitrucks worth of saliva or 1.06 million red solo cups
One of the most common effects of poor dental hygiene is bad breath. Over 90% of bad breath originates in the mouth
There are over 700 different types of bacteria in your mouth alone
Those who drink three or more cups of soda per day are 62% more likely to suffer from tooth decay, tooth loss, and filling than others. Stay away from soft drinks!
Right-handed people tend to chew food on the right side of their mouth, while left-handed people tend to chew their food on the left side of their mouth
Like your tooth prints and fingerprints, your tongue is also unique. No two people share the same tongue print
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