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Fun Facts About Teeth

by Dr Sunil Phol

posted in Health and Fitness

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It has been told that brushing and flossing are two very important aspects of teeth cleaning. However how many of us actually do that? How many of us brush our teeth twice in a day for two minutes? I bet out of 100 only 20 people would say yes.
Just like this, these are a few other facts that will shock you:
a. Do you know that if you have sore jaw and chest pain together, you are prone for heart attack? This is especially true for females.
b. In a lifetime an average American spends 38.5 days in brushing.
c. 73% of Americans do not shop for Floss instead they prefer shopping for groceries.
d. There is a huge risk in keeping your toothbrush in the toilet. Flush releases airborne particles that are hazardous for health.
e. The average expenditure of North America kids on chewing gum is half a billion dollars.
f. People now have healthier mouth as compared to what was 10 years ago.
g. 40% of youth in the age of 6-19 have cavities. A decade ago it was 80%.
h. In the last one decade there has been a decline of 8% (from 33% to 25%) in tooth loss among the people of the age of 60.
i. Smokers are more prone to lose all their teeth as compared to those who do not smoke.
j. Dental health is highly dependent upon your socio-economic status. 33% low-income adults have untreated teeth as compared to 16% middle-income adults.
k. This is interesting and has nothing to do with dental health - An average woman laughs about 62 times in a day and a man laughs at about 8 times.
l. The 5th most trusted profession in America is Dentistry.
m. Dental Care expenditure amounts to 44% of the salary earned by us.
n. In terms of honesty, trust, interpersonal skills and delivery of quality care of a dentist is rated 61%.
o. In Halloween, Americans spend nearly 2.02 billion. This amount is more than enough to fund any dental institute for the next 6 years.
p. There was a survey conducted on 1000 people in Britain. As per the results half of the men wanted teeth whitening treatment which was opposite to what 35% women wanted.
q. There are nearly 94% Americans who brush their teeth at night and 81% who do it in the morning.
r. There are nearly 75% of Americans who are suffering from Periodontal Disease.
s. The first material that was used to make floss was silk and the current material that is being used is Gore-Tex
t. There are only 28% people who floss daily but still there are 33% Americans who have untreated tooth decay.
u. If you are fond of soda drinks then you should know that drinking 3 soda bottles daily will increase the chance of dental decay by 62%.
Having said all that one fact still remains the same - Maintaining your oral hygiene will always ensure that you are away from any oral diseases. We love to smile so it is our duty to take good care of our teeth.
About the Author: Dr. Sunil Phol is a cosmetic dentistry specialist in Thailand. Having nearly 2 decades of experience, he believes that as we grow, we become less careful towards our health and because of our erratic eating habits we spoil our mouth and teeth to a great extent. So here he is letting out all the knowledge that he can, related to teeth problems and some common procedures that is carried out. Visit to Know More:
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