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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.