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Fun Dental Facts – No Fooling!

Fun Dental Facts – No Fooling!
by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

Read Fun Dental Facts – No Fooling! by Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S. to learn more about Grove Smiles® Dentistry and our Dentistry office in Coconut Grove, FL.

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April Fools Day is Here!

In celebration here are fabulous fun facts – no fooling!

This Year’s Top 10 Fun Dental Facts


  • The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth over a lifetime.
  • People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Who is ready for a glass of water?
  • On average, women smile 62 times a day and men only eight times a day. Step it up, guys!
  • If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side. Bet you are going to test it.
  • Only 40 percent of young people age six to 19 have had cavities in their life. That’s down from 50 percent a decade ago!
  • In the middle ages, people thought that a dog’s tooth boiled in wine made an excellent mouth rinse to prevent tooth decay. Tasty!
  • The average amount of money left by the tooth fairy in 1950 was 25 cents. In 1988 it was $1.00, the going rate now is $2.00.
  • Before the 1850s, ‘toothpastes’ were usually powders and contained soap and chalk.
  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones!
  • A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth!
  • George Washington never had wooden teeth. His dentures were made of gold, hippopotamus tusk, elephant ivory and human teeth!

The Greatest Fact – No Fooling!

Our teeth are amazing! Without them, we wouldn’t be able to speak, eat, sing, or smile properly. So take care of them, and they will let you enjoy life with a giant happy, foolish grin.

Want To Join In The Fun?

It’s always fun to learn about the obscure facts and crazy history that make up our tooth trivia!

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* Note: All facts and jokes have been gathered from different internet sources.
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For Your Health,

Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S.

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Dr. Stephen J. Parr D.D.S., P.A.
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