Weird Dental Facts
A person swallows 25 times per hour while awake and 10 times per hour while sleeping, for a total of 480 times each day.
Some common remedies for a toothache from ancient times included boiling earthworms in oil, and then using that oil to put drops in your ear.
For 25% of children, their first visit to the emergency ward in hospitals is due to a dental emergency.
Some babies are born with teeth. About one in every 2000 babies is born with natal teeth, so sometimes baby's first dentist appointment is not too long after birth.
Eye tooth – eye teeth are so-called because the maxillary canines (to which they refer) are in line with the eye.
Studies show that adults with a high school diploma or higher degree had an average of three more teeth than those without a diploma.
Approximately $2 billion a year is spent on dental products in the United States. (Toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and toothbrushes.)
The earliest record of tooth decay was described by the Sumerians as “tooth worms”. There is also historical evidence that around 2700 BC, Chinese acupuncture was used to treat tooth pain.
During the middle ages a person caught eating meat on Friday would be sent to the tooth-puller as punishment.