If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces.
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
The plaque found on your teeth is home to more than 300 different species of bacteria.
An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.
The average person spends about 48 seconds per day brushing their teeth, but dentists recommend at least 2 or 3 minutes.
Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. There are 10-12 teaspoons of sugar in a single can of soda.
Placing a cap on your toothbrush is actually more harmful–bacteria like the moist environment, which increases reproduction.
At least 3 out of 4 persons suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over the age of 35.
In China, in 1498, the first toothbrush was made, using hair from hogs, horses, and badgers. The first official commercial toothbrush was manufactured in 1938.
In Egypt, mummies have been found with fillings comprised of resin and malachite, and gold wire was used to bind together loose teeth.
The Romans, in 200 AD, restored cavity-ridden teeth with gold crowns, and utilized fixed bridgework to fix gaps from missing teeth. They also used a form of toothpaste concocted from honey and crushed eggshells.
The average woman smiles about 62 times per day! A man? Only 8.
50% of people surveyed say that a person’s smile is the first physical trait they notice.
Like your fingerprints, everyone has a unique set of teeth. Even identical twins have different dental prints.
Sports-related injuries account for approximately 5 million missing teeth per year.
Americans spend $100 billion per year on hair care products – and only $2 billion a year on dental treatment. What good is great hair without a great smile?!