We all need a break once in awhile. Everyday life can be a little too serious. That’s why I wanted to share some interesting facts with you. You can share these with your friends, or show off to your family. Either way our hope is that while reading these you will get a little break from your hectic day. Please enjoy and as always, if you have questions or are ready to schedule an appointment, give us a call!
- Did you know that the average person produces a quart of saliva daily? That’s 10,000 gallons of spit over a lifetime. Saliva is essential to good dental health because it washes food off the teeth, neutralizes acids in the mouth, fights germs and prevents bad breath.
- Did you know that 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing that they notice about someone?
- Today, our society finds a white smile to be attractive. But did you know that in medieval Japan, white teeth were considered to be ugly? Women used roots and inks to stain their teeth black, which they felt was much more attractive.
- Did you know that just like our fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different? Our tongue is the only muscle in our body that isn’t attached to something at both ends.
- Dentists have been around for a long time. Archaeologists have evidence of the first dental fillings in teeth from people who lived between 7,500 and 9,000 years ago.
- In China, in 1948, the bristle toothbrush was invented. The bristles were made of the stiff hairs from the back of a pig’s neck. Pig’s hair was used in toothbrushes until 1938 when nylon bristles were introduced.
- Most Americans did not brush their teeth everyday twice a day until after World War 2. In World War Two, the military required that soldiers brush their teeth twice a day to keep their teeth healthy. The soldiers brought that habit back home after the war.
- The world’s oldest recipe for toothpaste is from Egypt in 400 AD. The formula included mint, salt, grains of pepper and dried iris flower.