7 Fun Dental Facts

We know that our smile is one of the first things that others notice about us. We know that we should take good care of our teeth so our smile can stay beautiful for a long time. But these interesting dental facts can put a fun twist in taking care of our teeth!

Children during prehistoric times did not have cavities or tooth decay.

This is because they did not eat sugar.

Tongue prints are as unique as fingerprints.

No two tongue prints are the same.

An average of 25,000 quarts of saliva is produced in a person’s lifetime.

That is enough drool to fill up two swimming pools!

The Chinese created the first toothbrush in 1498.

The bristles were from badgers, horses, and hogs.

Toothbrushes should be kept at least 6 feet away from the toilet.

This prevents the airborne particles (from toilet flushing) from making their way to the toothbrush.

Children smile an average of 400 times a day.

Adults smile for only 15 times a day on the average. (It’s time to bring out your inner child!)

Teeth extractions were done by ancient Greeks by using pliers.

Now, aren’t you glad that you don’t have to deal with tooth decay during the ancient times?