These are the top 21 interesting facts about dental, kindly given to us by our lovely nurse Tracey. Enjoy:

  1. Coconuts are a natural anti-bacterial food and can help reduce the risk of developing gum disease and cavities
  2. Halloween is the biggest candy-selling holiday, followed by Christmas, Easter and Valentines day
  3. 25% of adults do NOT brush their teeth twice a day. This increases their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%
  4. Roughly 75% of school children worldwide have active dental cavities
  5. 48% of young adults have untagged themselves from a photo on Facebook because of their smile
  6. 90% of a bad breath smell originates in the mouth
  7. People who smoke are 2-7 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-smokers
  8. It was customary during the middle ages to kiss a donkey if you had a toothache
  9. Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body
  10. Roughly 25% of adults have no teeth
  11. The average human being produces 100,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetime
  12. Tooth decay is the second most common disease, second only to the common cold
  13. People prefer blue toothbrushes to red ones
  14. Teeth start to form before we are born
  15. People who drink 3 or more cans of pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than people that don’t drink pop
  16. The first tooth brush with bristles was made in China in 1498
  17. Bristles from hogs, horses, and badgers were used
  18. Replacing a toothbrush after illnesses helps prevent the potential for re-infection
  19. It takes 43 muscles to frown. It only takes 17 to smile
  20. 61% of adults are attracted to somebody by their smile alone
  21. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it also makes you 3x more likely to develop dental decay

What do you make of all those facts! Well done Tracey.

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