13 Fun Dental Facts

  • There are more bacteria in your mouth than people on Earth.
  • More than ½ of all adults have the early stages of gum disease.
  • The average American spends only about 38 days brushing teeth over a lifetime.
  • Children in North America spend ½ billion dollars per year on chewing gum.
  • The average toothbrush contains about 2500 bristles.
  • Dental floss was 1st manufactured commercially in 1882.
  • People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas per day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss.
  • More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque
  • While most adults exert about 20-40 lbs. of pressure when their teeth make contact, people who clench and
    grind exert as much as 250 lbs. of pressure on their teeth.
  • The average American drinks more than 53 gallons of soda each year.
  • Your teeth are as unique as fingerprints. Even identical twins have different “dental fingerprints.”
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan was the 1st city in the U.S. to fluoridate its water.
  • The hardest part of the human body is the enamel found on your teeth.