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March 16, 2015

Did You Know? Interesting Dental Facts:

  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the United States after the common cold.
  • It takes 30 minutes after drinking soda for the acids in it to wear at your enamel.
  • 75% of the United States population suffers form some stage of periodontal gum disease.
  • Flossing once a day can increase your life expectancy by 6 years.
  • If you don't floss, you will miss cleaning 35% of your tooth surfaces.
  • It is estimated that as many as 50% of adults experience some degree of dental fear.
  • Try to keep your toothbrush 6 feet from a toilet because bacteria after flushing can travel up to that distance.
  • Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body.
  • 90% of life-threatening diseases have some oral symptoms.
  • The earliest toothbrush was developed in China around 1600 BC and was a simple chewing stick.
  • Most humans have 32 teeth. Dogs have 42 teeth; cats have 30 teeth; pigs have 44 teeth.
  • The strongest muscle in the body is the tongue.
  • Most people find a person's smile is their most important feature.

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Greensboro, NC 27408
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