People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda/pop daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than those who abstain from these sugary drinks.
Weird Dental Facts
Don’t store your toothbrush within 6 feet of a toilet. Airborne particles from a flush can travel that distance.
Aztec dentists would mix iron filings, water and navel lint – then bake the mixture in a kiln to create a powerful magnetic dental bonding agent.
William F. Semple, a dentist from Mount Vernon, OH was issued the first patent in 1869 for chewing gum.
Right handed people tend to chew on the right side. Left handed people tend to chew on their left side.
Did you know your tongue print is unique? Similar to fingerprints, everone also has a distinctive tongue print.
The electric chair was invented by a dentist . . . . Dr. Alfred P. Southwick (1826 - 1898) was a dentist from Buffalo, New York.
The cotton candy making machine that made widely consumed cotton candy possible was co-invented by a dentist.
Americans spend $100 billion per year on hair care products – and only $2 billion a year on dental care products. What good is great hair without a great smile?
Sports-related injuries account for approximately 5 million missing teeth per year, so make sure you wear a mouth guard, if you or your little ones are athletes.
The stone-faced farmer in artist Grant Wood’s famous “American Gothic” painting was actually the artist’s dentist! (Dr. Byron McKeeby)