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Fun Dental Facts and Dental Trivia

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By: Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry

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Over a lifetime the average American spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth
 

Here Are Some Interesting Dental Facts and Trivia . . .

  • 73% of Americans would rather grocery shop than floss their teeth.


  • More people use blue toothbrushes vs. red ones.


  • The second most common disease in the US is tooth decay. The first is the common cold.


  • Children laugh about 400 times per day.


  • The adult female smiles about 62 times per day but the adult male only smiles eight times.


  • Much like your fingerprints, each persons set of teeth and even tongue print is unique.


  • A right-handed person tends to chew their food on the left side while left-handed people tend to favor the right side.


  • Ouch . . . that mouth burn you received from last night's cheesy dish has a name. It's called "pizza palette".


  • Americans spent approximately $21 billion on candy in 2001. That is more than the GNP of Lithuania, Costa Rica and Mozambique combined.


  • Over a lifetime the average American spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth.


  • Kids in North America spend close to a ½ billion dollars on chewing gum.




  • Who daydreamed of the westerns he would someday write while cleaning patient's teeth?
    Zane Grey

    Who worked as a silversmith, a copper plate engraver, a dentist and still found time to warn the countryside the British were coming?
    Paul Revere

    What famous artist depicted his stone-faced dentist as a farmer in "American Gothic"?
    Grant Wood

    What delectable dairy delights should you chomp on to keep your smile sparking white?
    Cheese - specifically aged cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack

    Or Contact Dr. Ken Nelson at:
    800 S. Euclid Ave, Bay City, MI 48706
    (989) 686-5410



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    Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry

    Dr. Nelson has served patients at West Bay Dental since 1985. Dr. Nelson provides most dental services with an emphasis on cosmetics, full mouth reconstruction, oral surgery and implants.

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