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Written by Kim Allen   

February is National Children's Dental Health Month

Fun Dental Facts to Chew On

 

  • The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.

 

  • Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools.

 

  • Teeth contain stem cells and research is now being done to grow teeth from a person’s own cells.

 

  • No two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint.

 

  • An elephant tooth weighs about 6 pounds.

 

  • Dentist’s are among the 5 most trusted professionals in the U.S.

 

  • Kids laugh around 400 times a day. Grown-ups laugh about 15 times.

 

  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

 

  • The lifespan of a taste bud is 10 days.

 

  • Giraffes have black tongues and only bottom teeth.

 

  • The earliest recipe for toothpaste was created in Egypt, 400 AD. It included ingredients such as salt, pepper, mint, and dried iris flower.

 

  • Clean teeth can help prevent a heart attack.

 

  • Humans produce excessive saliva before vomiting to protect the teeth and throat from the acid in the vomit.

 

  • You should store your toothbrush 6 feet away from the toilet in order to avoid airborne particles from toilet flushing making their way to your bristles.

 

  • In early America, blacksmiths often also served as dentists.

 

  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

 

  • The common practice of placing a cap on your toothbrush is actually more detrimental–bacteria favor the moist environment, which increases reproduction.

 

  • Snails have about 25 teeth – and they are located on their tongue.

 

  • The average person spends about 48 seconds per day brushing their teeth, but dentists recommend at least 2 or 3 minutes.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 21:10
 
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