Interested in learning more about dentistry? Read some of the fun facts our dentist have provided on this page! To learn even more and set up your appointment at our dental office in Santa Monica, California, give us a call at 310-453-8606.

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On average, an American will spend 924 hours (that’s 38 ½ days!) brushing their teeth over the course of their life.


Keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from your toilet to prevent any splash-back from hitting your toothbrush.

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A survey found that 73% of Americans would rather stroll the aisles at the grocery store than floss.


If you feel a sore, burning sensation after biting into a hot piece of pizza covered in mozzarella cheese, then you are a victim of Pizza Palette.

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Eating hard cheeses, like Monterey jack or cheddar, helps your teeth and gums. Cheese contains phosphorous and calcium, which builds tooth enamel.


Southpaws (left-handed people) chew on the left side of their mouth, while right-handed people chew on their right.

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Oral hygiene has been practiced for thousands of years. Ancient Romans mixed together oyster shells, eggshells, bones and honey to brush their teeth.


Tooth decay is the second most common disease after the common cold.

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Eating sweets after a meal will decrease your chance of developing tooth decay!


September 20th is “Love Your Teeth Day” in China.

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Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in your body.


Elephant’s teeth weigh about six pounds! Their teeth collectively measure about one food across.

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Giraffes do not have upper teeth.

For more interesting facts and to make an appointment with Dr. Brett Lent, Dr. Tricia Feist, Dr. Benjamin Freed, Dr. Sahar Shafi or Dr. Richard Edwards, call Santa Monica Bay Dental todays!