Fun Facts about Dental Health
July 22 | 2019
We know it’s important to take care of our teeth. But here are some interesting things to know about our pearly whites.
In 1950, the average gift from the tooth fairy was 25 cents per tooth. Now, the going rate is around $2.00.1
Your smile is truly unique
Just like fingerprints, no two people have the same set of teeth. And no two teeth are identical in your mouth—each one has its own unique shape and size.1
The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The average man? Only eight.
What our teeth say about us
Teeth can reveal our age, what we eat and drink, and give clues about our overall health, including stress and health.1
78% of Americans have a cavity by the age of 17.
If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of the surface of your teeth.
Everyday we’re brushin’
The average American spends 38.5 days of their life brushing their teeth.2
More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.2
The first toothbrushes were twigs. Chewing on twigs spread out the fibers which cleaned the teeth.2
The first commercial floss was manufactured from silk in 1882.
Related: Why Smiling Is Good for You
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