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Dental Trivia - Just For Fun

  • Egyptians invented toothpaste 5,000 years ago.
  • Movie star James Dean had no front teeth and wore a bridge.
  • Three million miles of dental floss is bought by North Americans every year. That's twelve times as far as the distance between the earth and the moon!
  • George Washington wore a denture made of wood.
  • 99.7% of adults say an attractive smile is an important asset.
  • You could circle the globe 3.5 times putting the number of Crest White Strips sold end to end. That's almost 90,000 miles, which translates into a lot of whiter teeth!
  • Mark Twain wrote, “Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.”
  • There are approximately 17 teaspoons of sugar in a 20-ounce soda. (That's a lot of sugar!)
  • Teeth are as unique as fingerprints, and even the “toothprints” of identical twins are different.
  • Athletes are 60 times more likely to damage their teeth if they're not wearing a mouth guard during athletic activities.
  • 59% of Americans would rather sit in a dentist’s chair than sit next to someone talking on a cell phone.
  • Giraffes have 32 permanent teeth, the same number as humans. And giraffes' teeth can measure up to 17 inches long!
  • Cats have 30 teeth, dogs have 42 teeth, pigs have 44 teeth, mosquitos have 47 teeth, and armadillos have 104 teeth.
  • Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body.
  • Mick Jagger had a green emerald chip put in the middle of his upper right incisor, but people thought it was spinach caught in his teeth. So he had it replaced with a red ruby, but people thought that was a drop of blood. So he settled on a diamond.
  • A sneeze flies out of your mouth at over 600 miles per hour, which is nearly the speed of sound!
  • It takes 43 muscles to frown, and only 17 muscles to smile.

3840 Blackhawk Road
Suite 110
Danville, CA 94506

(925) 736-9000

665 Parker Avenue
Rodeo, CA 94572

(510) 799-1100

972 Admiral Callaghan Lane, Suite F
Vallejo, CA 94591

(707) 648-3384



by appointment

Some of the many
dental services
and procedures
we provide:

Cosmetic Dentistry
Family Dentistry
General Dentistry
Root Canals
Gum and Bone Infections
Oral Hygiene Instruction
Routine Cleanings
Scaling and Root Planing
Fluoride Treatments
Sensitivity Treatments
ViziLite Oral Cancer Screening
Night Mouth Guards
Sports Mouth Guards
Opalescence Whitening
Zoom Whitening
Full & Partial Dentures
Wisdom Teeth Removal
Laser Gum Treatment
Gum Surgery
Arestin Gum Therapy
Nitrous Oxide
...and more!

Larry Porteous Family Dentistry in Danville, Rodeo, and Vallejo, CA is Diamond Certified