FUN FACTS


                Americans buy more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year.

                Coconuts are a natural anti-bacterial food and can help reduce the risk of developing gum disease and               cavities.

                Halloween is the biggest candy-selling holiday, followed by Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day.

                25% of adults DO NOT brush twice a day. This increases their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%.

                Roughly 75% of school children worldwide have active dental cavities.

                48% of young adults have untagged themselves from a photo on Facebook because of their smile.

                90% of a bad breath smell originates in the mouth.

                People who smoke are 2-7 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-smokers.

                It was customary during the middle ages to kiss a donkey if you had a toothache.

                Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body.

                Roughly 25% of American adults have no teeth.

                The average human being produces 100,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetime.

                Tooth decay is the second most common disease, second only to the common cold.

                    People prefer blue toothbrushes to red ones.

                Teeth start to form before we are born.

                Almost 65 million American adults have some form of periodontal disease. Of this number 38.4% are                  women, 56.4% are men.

                Expectant mothers with poor oral hygiene are 7X more likely to deliver premature and low birth weight                 babies.

                95% of American adults with diabetes also have periodontal disease.

                People with periodontal disease are 2X more likely to develop heart disease.

                People who drink 3 or more cans of pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than                people that don't drink pop.

                The first toothbrush with bristles was made in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses, and badgers were           used.

                Replacing a toothbrush after illnesses helps prevent the potential for re-infection.

                It takes 43 muscles to frown. It only takes 17 to smile.

                   61% of adults are attracted to somebody by their smile alone.