Weird Dental Facts
What’s the object most often choked on by Americans? A toothpick! Wouldn’t it just be easier to floss?
In Egypt, mummies have been found with fillings comprised of resin and malachite, and gold wire was used to bind together loose teeth.
In China, in 1498, the first toothbrush with bristles was made, using hair from hogs, horses, and badgers. The first official commercial toothbrush was manufactured in 1938.
At least 3 out of 4 Americans suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease, which is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over the age of 35.
According to a survey by Time magazine, 59% of people would rather have a dental appointment than sit next to someone who is talking on a cell phone.
73 percent of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss.
(I'm sorry, but this is surprising . . . why?)
In 1994, a West Virginia prison inmate braided dental floss into a rope, scaled the wall, and escaped!
The average person spends around 43 seconds brushing their teeth. (Dentists recommend a full two minutes.)