21 Amazing Dental Facts You Didn’t Know

  1. The calcium & phosphorous found in cheese is healthy for your teeth – it reduces the pH level in plaque and remineral izes the enamel.
  2. 60% of people don’t know that a sore jaw when combined with chest pain is a signal of heart attack.
  3. Each person’s set of teeth is unique much like their fingerprints. Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth. Did you know that your tongue print is also unique?
  4. The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man… Only 8! Kids laugh around 400 times a day. Grown-ups just 15.
  5. 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.
  6. If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you are left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side. It is recommended to chew from both the sides equally to prevent jaw joint problems.
  7. 50% consider the smile the first facial feature they notice.
  8. 80% are not happy with their smile.
  9. 83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hat, hair and eyes.
  10. People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay.
  11. People with gum disease are more likely to suffer from heart diseases and those without disease.
  12. Average human produces 25000 quartz of saliva in a lifetime, which is enough to fill two swimming pools.
  13. You should keep your tooth brush away from the toilet. The air borne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet.
  14. In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a row, scaled the wall & escaped.
  15. You should always replace your tooth brush at least every three months & always after infection like flu, cold & other viral infections. Bacteria can implant themselves on the bristles causing re-infection.
  16. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. However, it is not recommended to use teeth to open bottle caps.
  17. A recent poll has shown that health professionals were among the most trusted people in US.
  18. According to a recent survey done by time magazine 59% of Americans would prefer dental appointment then sitting next to someone talking on a cell phone. Someone of us should take a hint.
  19. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in people over age 35. Fortunately, most gum disease can be prevented.
  20. If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. So don’t miss flossing in your oral dental hygiene routine.
  21. More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque.
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