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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.

 

brushing teeth

 

 

  • 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.

 

oral cavity

 

 

  • 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.

 

teeth broken

 

 

  • 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.

toothpick

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by Anonymous on October 2, 2018

This is a great dental office. They greet you when you enter, and give you a status report on how soon you will be seen. They do thorough and professional work on you, so you are always satisfied with the results. And when you are finished, they are generous with their time planning your next visit, and answering any questions you might have. They also give fantastic advice on what you should be doing at home to maintain great dental health.

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by CRYSTAL L on October 2, 2018

First class operation. Excellent care for over a decade!

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by NAZY Z on October 2, 2018

On time and took care of exactly what I was concerned about.. Thank you had a great experience

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by William (Drew) P on October 2, 2018

The costs are incredibly high, even with insurance. I would not go back and not refer anyone. I am going to try to be placed with a different primary care dentist.

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by Kami C on October 2, 2018

He is very patient and kind when dealing with TMD. I also like his techniques he uses to get to the root of the issue and not just patch it up like many dentists I have dealt with before.

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by VICTORIA B on October 2, 2018

Office very nice, and staff friendly. Dr Solomon very professional and full of expert information , would go back and tell friends, Thank You