Did you know?

We find teeth and dental facts interesting. Here are a few we wanted to share with you just for fun

  1. 3 sodas – the number of sodas that increase tooth decay by 62%
  2. 600 – the number of cans of soda consumed yearly by the average American!
  3. 78% of Americans have at least one cavity by age 17
  4. 74% of Americans have some type of periodontal disease
  5. 45-70 seconds – the  amount of time most people brush a day
  6. 2 – 3 minutes – the recommended amount of brushing time
  7.  $50 billion – the amount spent on dental care but $300 billion is the amount spent on lottery tickets
  8. 32% of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers.
  9. 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
  10. Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum
  11. The first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses and badgers were used.
  12. The first commercial toothbrush was manufactured in 1938.
  13. When you chew, only your lower jaw moves. Your upper jaw does not move while eating!
  14. The snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but has around 25,600 teeth.
  15. Forty percent of the people in the world have never had any wisdom teeth.