Fun Facts

Fun Facts

More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones

Americans spend $2 billion a year on dental products — toothpaste, mouthwash and dental floss but the same time most Americans are addicted to sodas. Research shows that People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay, fillings and tooth loss. Soda is one of the reason why 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by age 17.

Cells are what start the healing process in our bodies, and as tooth enamel consists of 90 percent minerals, there aren’t many proteins and cells there. The base of the roots of our teeth have cells but that can provide a certain amount of repair, but not up in the crowns.

After you are sick, my general recommendation is to replace your toothbrush. It’s an easy fix to make sure lingering bacteria doesn’t get passed on to family members. This makes a lot more sense than trying to clean your toothbrush by boiling it or by using hydrogen peroxide or vinegar.
Also avoid storing multiple brushes, such as those of family members, in the same holder or in a drawer together. It’s best if they do not contact each other.

BANANAS are a great source of oxalic acids which can help plug up the dentinal tubules where pain and sensitivity starts. so better Smile and Eat more Bananas.

Have you ever wondered why the American Dental Association and your dentist recommend you come back every six months? It’s because regular dental visits are essential for the maintenance of healthy teeth and gums. And in between those examinations, it’s important that you work to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy. It’s important that you see your dentist every six months and that they give you routine examination and cleaning. Remember, by seeing your dentist on a regular basis and following daily good oral hygiene practices at home, you are more likely to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

Market Research shows that on an average Americans spend annually $885 Million on oral antiseptics/rinses, $775 Million on toothbrushes, $1.8 Billion dollars is the total annual consumer spending on toothpaste but at the same time Americans spent $21 billion on candy in 2001. That is more than the gross national products of Lituania, Costa Rica and Mozambique combined.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a simple regimen for toothbrush care is sufficient to remove most microorganisms from your toothbrush and limit the spread of disease. Here are some common-sense steps you can take:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water before and after brushing or flossing.
  • After brushing, rinse your toothbrush with warm water and store it upright to air-dry.
  • Don’t cover your toothbrush or place it in a closed container until it is completely dry. A moist environment can foster bacterial growth.
  • Use a completely dry toothbrush. Everyone should have two toothbrushes to give ample time (24 hours) for it to dry out in between uses.

More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque .When you brush and skip flossing, you miss cleaning 35% of your teeth. Remember, diseases are often painless, you may not even know unless its goes serious so better see dentists and get proper advice.

A new survey is out that says that 37% of people notice your smile first, while 33% notice your eyes, 15% judge your weight, 9% your hair, and 2% judge your nose. If you are surprised that weight or hair ranked so low, consider this: the biggest dating turn-off among men and women is bad teeth. According to PR Newswire, 77% of women think crooked teeth are worse than a receding hairline, and 22% of Americans think they would have a better love life if they had better teeth. On a professional level, 78% of Americans perceive adults with crooked teeth to be unsuccessful, while 14% feel they might be missing out on a better job than if they got their teeth fixed.
So don’t spend your money on expensive makeup or hair products, don’t give extreme workouts too much though, and stop wondering if you need to get a nose job! All you really need to do is invest in good dental care.

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