Weird Dental Facts
The first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses and badgers were used.
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.
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?