Dental Fun Facts
Unique tooth-prints? Cheese that can strengthen your enamel?
Read on to discover some interesting facts!
- AAP’s recent consumer survey found that 50% consider the smile the first facial feature they notice.
- Only 40% of young people age 6 to 19 had ever in their lives had cavities. That’s down from 50% a decade ago.
- Adults with post-high-school degrees had an average of three more teeth than those without a high school diploma.
- At birth the only fully developed organ is the tongue. It is needed for sucking.
- Dentists rate big (61%) in ethics poll for honesty and trustworthy AGD Impact pg 8 March 2004.
- Americans spend $2 billion a year on dental products — toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss.
- 94 percent of Americans say they brush nightly; 81 percent say they do it first thing in the morning.
- 75 percent of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal gum disease.
- Queen Elizabeth I’s teeth were noticeably discolored. A German traveler, Paul Henter, speculated that the discoloration was due to the Queen’s excessive consumption of sugar, making the first recorded association between sugar and tooth decay.
- People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay, fillings and tooth loss.
- Academy of General dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.
- Each person’s set of teeth is unique – much like their fingerprints – even in identical twins.
- Some cheeses are have been found to protect teeth from decay.
- If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
- The major causes of tooth loss in people under age 35 are sports, accidents and fights.
- The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold.
Resources used from www.dentalgentlecare.com