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Fun Dental Facts

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  • 32% of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers.
  • 38.5 total days an average American spends brushing teeth over lifetime.
  • 60% of people who don’t know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack-especially in women.
  • 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.
  • A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.
  • Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
  • Only 40% of  young people age 6 to 19 had ever in their lives had cavities.  That’s down from 50% a decade ago.
  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man? Only 8!
  • Kids laugh around 400 times a day, Grown-ups just 15.
  • Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peers.
  • More than 51 million hours of school are lost each year by children due to dental related illness.
  • Just 40% of children in poor or near-poor poverty level had a preventive dental visit in the past year.
  • Energy drinks have 11% more sugar than regular soda.