Chew On This Fun Facts

Did you know…

    ...that the average person produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime? That's enough saliva to fill two swimming pools!

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…that tooth enamel is the hardest part of our body – even harder than our bones! 


    ...that dental floss was first manufactured in 1882? If you floss twice a day, you will use about 10 miles of floss over your lifetime!


    …that just like our fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different?


     …that Sir Isaac Newton’s tooth was sold in London for today’s equivalent of $35,700?! Don’t expect that much money from the Tooth Fairy!


 …that if you had a toothache in Germany, in the Middle Ages, you would have been told to kiss a donkey to cure your toothache?


…that the world’s oldest recipe for toothpaste is from Egypt in 400 AD. The formula included mint, salt, grains of pepper and dried iris flower?

 

 

…that a snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but can contain over 25,000 teeth?!


…that the Statue of Liberty’s mouth is 3 feet wide?


…It takes 17 muscles to smile but 43 muscles to frown? So let’s smile more often and come in for your check ups to keep those smiles bright and healthy!