Fun Dental Facts

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  1. Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
  2. Flossing once a day can increase your life expectancy by 6 years.
  3. It’s estimated that as many as 50% of adults experience some degree of dental fear.
  4. 75% of the United States Population suffers from some stage of gum disease.
  5. Most find a person’s smile to be the most important feature.
  6. Archeologists have found evidence that Neanderthals used a small stick to clean the mouth as many as 63,400 years ago.
  7. Only 12% of Americans floss daily.
  8. Humans have unique tongue prints just like fingerprints.
  9. The tongue is the strongest muscle in the human body (relative to its size).  It is also the only muscle that is only attached at one end.
  10. Taste is the weakest of the five senses.
  11. Cavity causing bacteria can be spread by kissing and sharing food or eating utensils.

References:

http://www.nerdgraph.com/dental-facts-to-sink-your-teeth-into/

www.waterpik.com

www.dentalhygieneschools.com

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