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10 Fun Facts

Who doesn’t like random fact?  Here are some fun dental related facts.

1-50% of people say a smile is the first thing they notice about a person.

2-The average American spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.

3-Every year Americans spend close to half a billion dollars on gum…hope it’s sugar-free.

4-Contrary to what many think, George Washington’s teeth were not made of wood. His dentures we made of gold, elephant ivory and human teeth.

5-In the 15th century, the Chinese created a toothbrush using animal hair for bristles attached to bone or bamboo.

6-Toothpicks are the most choked on object by Americans…who knew?

7-Giraffes only have bottom teeth.

8-Even though dolphins have teeth, they don’t use them to chew. A dolphin’s jaw has no muscles so they only use their teeth to grasp.

9-Each year, Americans purchase over 3 million miles of floss, enough to circle to earth 120 times.

10-And for my favorite…..In 1994 a West Virginia inmate braided dental floss into a rope and escaped…how crazy is that?

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