Fun Dental Facts

There are more bacteria in your mouth than people on Earth.

More than half of all adults have the early stages of gum disease.
The average American spends only about 38 days brushing teeth over a lifetime.
Children in North America spend half a billion dollars per year on chewing gum.
The average toothbrush contains about 2500 bristles.
Dental floss was manufactured commercially for the first time in 1882.
People who drink three or more sugary sodas per day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss.
The average American drinks more than 53 gallons of soda each year.
More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque.
While most adults exert about 20-40 lbs. of pressure when their teeth make contact, people who clench and grind exert as much as 250 lbs. of pressure on their teeth.
Your teeth are as unique as fingerprints. Even identical twins have different “dental fingerprints.”
Grand Rapids, Michigan was the 1st city in the U.S. to add fluoride to its water.
The hardest part of the human body is the enamel found on your teeth.