Wild and Crazy Dental Facts

11 March 2013



Here are 10 wild and crazy dental facts...

  1. The avarage human produces 29,000 litres of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough to fill 2 swimming pools!!
  2. You should not keep your toothbrush near a toilet. The airborne particles from the flush can travel up to a distance of 6 feet. YUCK!!
  3. People who drink 3 or more glasses of soft drink each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Put down the soft drinks and pick up a bottle of water instead!!
  4. 60% of people don't know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack.
  5. Each person's set of teeth is unique...much like fingerprints!
  6. Did you know that your tongue print is also unique?
  7. The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man - only 8.
  8. Kids laugh around 400 times per day, grown ups - just 15 :-(.
  9. If you're right handed, you will chew you your food on your right side. If you're left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  10. Did you know the average person brushes for just 45-70 seconds a day, the recommended amount is 2 minutes twice daily!!


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