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Fun Dental Facts:

38.5: total days an average American spends brushing teeth over a lifetime

Like fingerprints, everyone's tongue print is different

The average toothbrush contains about 2,500 bristles grouped into about 40 tufts per toothbrush

The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! The average man, only 8!

 Kids laugh around 400 times a day. Grown-ups, only 15!

More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque

The most valuable tooth was one a nobleman purchased – belonging to the famous scientist
Isaac Newton – for $4,560. It was set in a ring.

Chomping on cheese, specifically, aged Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack,
can help keep your smile sparkling white!

Queen Elizabeth I had very large gaps in her teeth, instead of braces she stuffed cloth
in the gaps to minimize their appearance when she was in public.

Every year, kids in North America spend close to $500,000,000 on chewing gum.

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.

Floss was first manufactured in 1882 and it was made of silk.

People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas per day have 62% more cavities,
fillings, and tooth loss.

In 200 AD, the Romans used a mixture of bones, eggshells, oyster shells, and honey
to clean their teeth. 

A snail can have about 25,000 teeth on its tongue.

 A shark's teeth are literally as hard as steel.

In an average lifetime, a person produces 10,000 gallons of saliva.

 If you are right handed, you tend to chew food on the right side of your mouth.
If you are left handed, you tend to chew food on the left side of your mouth.

 You get 2 sets of teeth in your lifetime.

The tooth fairy pays an average of $2 per tooth!

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