• FUN
    The average American will spend 38½ days or 924 hours brushing their pearly whites over a lifetime.
  • FACTS
    It’s best to keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from your toilet to help avoid any splash back hitting your brush.
  • FUN
    A recent survey found that 73% of Americans said they’d rather stroll the aisles at the grocery store than floss their teeth.
  • FACTS
    Have you ever felt a sore, burning sensation after biting into a hot piece of pizza covered in Mozzarella? If so, you’ve been a victim of Pizza Palette.
  • FUN
    Eating more cheddar, Monterey Jack and similar hard cheeses actually help your teeth and gums. Cheese contains phosphorous and calcium which helps to build up the enamel on your teeth.
  • FACTS
    Southpaws, otherwise known as left-handed folk, will chew on the left side, while people who are right handed will chew on their right.
  • FUN
    Oral hygiene has been practiced for thousands of years. In fact, the Romans used oyster shells, eggshells, bones and honey all mixed together to brush their teeth.
  • FACTS
    After the common cold, tooth decay is the second most common disease in the United States and most likely the planet.
  • FUN
    Enjoying sweets after a meal will decrease your chance for tooth decay. So, enjoy that piece of chocolate cake with a glass of milk and you just may decrease your need for a filling.
  • FACTS
    On September 20th people all over China celebrate “Love Your Teeth Day.”
  • FUN
    The enamel on your teeth is the hardest tissue in your body.
  • FACTS
    Just imagine carrying around six pounds of teeth! Elephants own this task as their choppers measure about one foot across and collectively weigh up to six pounds
  • FUN
    Giraffe do not have top teeth – but they sure have a tongue!
  • FACTS
    During the middle ages, folks would boil dogs teeth in red wine as it was supposed to make a great mouthwash and helped prevent tooth decay.
  • FUN
    Pigs have 44 teeth, dogs have 42 and cats have 30. Armadillos on the other hand, walk around with 104 teeth! Winning for the most teeth is the snail with 25,000 teeth in a mouth which is only the size of a pinhead.
  • FACTS
    Watch your soda intake. Down one can and you will be consuming up to 12 teaspoons of sugar.
  • FUN
    The average American uses 14 inches of dental floss each year with the US population buying 14 million gallons of toothpaste annually.
  • FACTS
    Santa Monica Bay Dental has been digging up more fascinating facts about dentistry that you may or may not already know.
  • FUN
    With the 25,000 quarts of saliva that every human being produces during their lifetime, you could fill two swimming pools.
  • FACTS
    Skip the soda and energy drinks and opt for water. In fact, 62% of people who enjoy three or more cans or bottles of soda or energy drinks will have more tooth decay.
  • FUN
    Dental floss should be used once a day. But apparently an inmate in a West Virginia prison spent much of his day flossing – but not his teeth. In 1994, the inmate braided dental floss making it into a rope before successfully scaling the wall and escaping.
  • FACTS
    Replace your toothbrush every three months or immediately if you have recently been ill. Cold, flu or other types of viral infections can implant on the bristles of your toothbrush and could re-infect you.
  • FUN
    Everyone knows that you should see a dentist once every six months, but the phrase, “See your dentist twice a year,” actually came from the mind of an ad agency executive from Pepsodent toothpaste. It is actually your dentist who will advise you on how often you should sit in the dental chair.
  • FACTS
    A recent poll showed that doctors, nurses, and dentists are the most trusted professionals in the United States. The poll listed congressional representatives and lobbyists as the least trustworthy.
  • FUN
    Cell phones may be everywhere, but according to Time Magazine, 59% of Americans polled would rather be faced with a dental appointment than sit next to a cell phone user.
  • FACTS
    Babies can be born with natal teeth; in fact, one out of 2000 babies leaves the womb with a full set of baby teeth. Natal teeth tend to grow on the bottom of the gums, which tends to cause weak roots. Natal teeth are usually removed in order to prevent breastfeeding problems.
  • FUN
    Although being born with teeth is usually harmless, it was associated with evil hundreds of years ago. Both Julius Caesar and Napoleon Bonaparte were born with natal teeth ─ and we all know how they turned out. LOL
  • FACTS
    People pay thousands of dollars for straight teeth, but not all cultures find them appealing. Crooked teeth are called yaeba in Japan are so sought after that some women resort to crooked veneers to enhance their perfectly straight teeth. Just think of how much money American parents could save if that trend caught on in this country…
  • FUN
    The average woman smiles approximately 62 times a day. In that same day, a man only flashes his pearly whites a mere 8 times.