www.mybaycity.com March 6, 2008
Ask The Experts Article 2412

Fun Dental Facts and Dental Trivia

Did You Know?

March 6, 2008
By: Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry

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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