15 Astonishing Facts You Need To Know About Your Teeth and Mouth

  • The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing their teeth during their lifetime.

 

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  • The average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.

 

  • 25% of adults DON’T brush their teeth twice a day—increasing their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%.

 

  • 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by the age of 17.

 

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  • Approximately 25% of American adults have no teeth.

 

  • 1/3 of people in the US are born without wisdom teeth.

 

  • On average, 3 million teeth are lost at sporting events annually.

 

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  • The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t heal itself.
  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body making it the diamond of the body
  • The average human being produces 100,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetime—enough to fill 2 swimming pools.

 

Swimming Pool Saliva

 

 

  • 90% of a bad breath smell originates in the mouth.

 

  • There are more bacteria in the human mouth than there are people on the Earth.

 

  • Brushing alone misses 40% of your tooth surfaces—that’s why you need to floss.

 

  • 75% of school kids worldwide have cavities.

 

  • Toothpicks are the object most often choked on by Americans.

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Source:Various Internet Articles

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