10 Dental Facts You Might Not Know – Infographic

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10 Dental Facts That You Might Not Know

  1. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. But don’t ever use your pearly whites to open bottles!
  2. If you do not floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Make sure you brush and floss twice a day!
  3. A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes, but if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth it will survive longer.
  4. Dentists recommend that a toothbrush should be kept 6 ft away to avoid airborne bacteria from the toilet.
  5. But studies have found that your toilet is one of the cleaner parts of your house, but as your toothbrush spends a lot of time removing bacteria, it ends up coated with it.
  6. There are more than 300 types of bacteria that make up dental plaque.
  7. Say cheese! The calcium and phosphorous found in cheese is healthy for your teeth.
  8. Just like finger prints, tooth prints are unique to each individual.
  9. In Hispanic culture, it was a mouse named Perez who gets the teeth under our pillows instead of a toothfairy.
  10. 20% of patients wear braces between the ages of 20 and 60.

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