University Dental Group is your go-to for information about your teeth. We help you discover the weird and interesting facts about your teeth, you probably didn’t know…
1.) Say cheese! The calcium and phosphorous found in cheese is healthy for your teeth. It reduces the pH level in plaque and re-mineralizes the enamel.
2.) 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice.
3.) The recommended amount of time to brush your teeth is 2-3 minutes. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day.
4.) A sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack-especially in women.
5.) Each person’s set of teeth is unique, much like their fingerprints. Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth. Did you know that your tongue print is also unique?
6.) The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! An average man only smiles 8 times a day! Kids laugh around 400 times a day!
7.) People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay.
8.) If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
9.) More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
10.) People with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without the disease.
For more insightful information on your pearly whites, head on over to our other blog posts. They will surely fill your mind with great points that may make you change your oral hygiene routine for the better!