DENTAL FACTS

  • It takes 30 minutes after drinking soda for the acids in it to wear your enamel.
  • Try to keep your toothbrush 6 feet from a toilet because bacteria after flushing can travel up to that distance.
  • If you don’t floss, you miss 40% of your tooth surfaces.
  • Tooth ‘prints’ just like fingerprints are individual to everyone.
  • Bananas can help ease tooth sensitivity.
  • Cheese is not only good for teeth because it has calcium, but also helps saliva to neutralize acids that cause plaque.
  • Taste buds only have a life span of 10 days.
  • There are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people on earth.
  • The first toothbrush was invented in 1498.
  • Tongue is the fastest healing part of body.
  • Monkeys and apes take care of their teeth by picking them with twigs.
  • 4 billion of people use a mobile phone. 3 billion of them use a toothbrush.
  • Giraffes don’t have upper front teeth.
  • Carrots contain vitamin A needed for healthy teeth.
  • In the early 1600’s the job for dentist did not exist. Instead the job fell on barbers and blacksmiths to perform the majority of dental work.
  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease.

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