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21 Quick Dental Facts You Won’t Believe!

Friday, August 1st, 2014

You know we bring you fun facts on our Facebook page, and now we bring you 21 more fun dental facts you may not know:

1. You may be more than 10 times more likely to develop breast cancer if you have poor oral hygiene habits.

2. More than 3 million miles worth of floss is purchased each year in the US.

3. Flossing once a day increases your life expectancy by 6 years.

4. Less than 1 mm of original tooth enamel is removed for veneers.

5. Teeth start to form before we are born.

hagen dental cincinnati ohio dentist6. People prefer blue toothbrushes over red.

7. There are more than 100 million bacteria in one drop of saliva.

8. 25 percent of adults in the US have lost all their teeth.

9. Nearly half of all people say the first thing they notice about someone is their smile.

10. If you were to combine the number of children with cavities, that number would be greater than the number of people living in Los Angeles.

11. 3 out of 4 people in the US have at least one cavity before they turn 18.

12. It only takes 30 minutes after you drink soda for the acids to start wearing at your enamel.

13. An Elephant’s tooth can weigh over 6 pounds. They can measure one foot in length.

14. Bacteria from a toilet can go as much as 6 feet from the toilet when you flush…all the more reason to keep your toothbrush away from the toilet!

15. When we are right-handed, we tend to chew food on your right side, and if we are left-handed, we tend to chew on our left (but not always!)

16. In 1994, it’s said that a prison inmate in West Virginia took his floss, created a rope, and then used the rope to escape.

17. We create enough saliva (the natural cleanser in our mouth) in our lifetime to fill two full swimming pools.

18. We spend about 38.5 total days brushing out teeth our lifetime, on average.

19. In China, September 20th is an official holiday that is known as “Love Your Teeth Day.”

20. More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque…makes you want to brush, huh!?

21. A baby’s first primary tooth usually will erupt when she is around 6 months old.