10 fun dental facts Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 11:24:26

#1. Your teeth are completely unique. No other human in the whole entire world has a set the same as yours.

#2. Priceline sells 4100 tubes of toothpaste each and every single day. That’s 125,000 tubes per month, and 1,500,000 per year. Wowzers!

#3. If you’re one of the many naughty people who forget to floss daily, 35 per cent of your tooth surface is going uncleaned.

#4. Want to avoid airborne particles from a flushed toilet landing on your toothbrush? Keep it at least 1.8m away from the loo and you (and your mouth!) will remain safe. Phew.

#5. Back in the middle ages, Germans believed the only way to treat a toothache was to kiss a donkey. Righty then…

#6. The enamel covering your teeth is the hardest tissue in your entire body.

#7. When it comes to toothbrush colours, most people would prefer to use a blue one over a red one.

#8. Commercial dental floss was first manufactured in 1882 and was made from silk.

#9. People with red hair are more sensitive to pain (yeah that would be right!) and consequently need more anesthetic during operations than other patients. Those with red hair needed 20 per cent more aesthetic to numb the pain in the dental chair, according to New Scientist. Oct 2002

#10. Earliest known dental work is a total of 11 teeth from 9 adults who lived between 7,500 and 9,000 years ago from residents of a prehistoric farming village called Mahrgarh in what is now Pakistan, the teeth found contain holes drilled with sharpened flint points, which are believed to have been filled with some type of material.