INTERESTING DENTAL FACTS

1) People who drink 3 or more soft drinks a day tend to have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than those who don’t.

2) Diet sodas are just as damaging as regular sodas at weakening tooth enamel

3) Tooth decay is the 2nd most common disease in the United States after the common cold.

4) The average person brushes his/her teeth between 45 and 70 seconds a day, it is recommended that you brush at least twice a day and for 2 minutes each time.

5) 80% of people are unhappy with their smile.

6) 50% of people report that a smile is the first facial feature they notice.

7) New born babies do not have tooth decay bacteria. Often, the bacteria are transmitted from mother to baby when she kisses the child or blows in hot food/drink before feeding the baby.

8) Over 3 million miles of dental floss are purchased in North America each year.

9) If you don’t floss, you will miss cleaning 35% of your tooth’s surface

10) Some studies find women smile as much as 62 times a day, while men only smile 8 times on average….SO SMILE BOYS!

 

 

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