Just For Kids: Fun Facts About Your Mouth
1 – Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the entire body! This makes it perfect for protecting teeth against cavities!
2 – Tooth decay is actually classified as an infectious disease because it is caused by a specific strain of bacteria that can be shared between people.
3 – Around 25% of adults do not brush twice per day! We recommend brushing twice per day, for two minutes per session.
4 – The average person produces just over 100,00 gallons of saliva in their lifetime.
5 – The first toothbrush was actually called a “chewstick.” Chewsticks were made by chewing on one end of a small branch until it became soft and fibrous. Surprisingly enough, chewsticks were effective at cleaning teeth of debris.
6 – Cavities are the most common and most preventable disease in children, which affects nearly 42% of all American children each year.
7 – Americans buy more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste each year.
8 – Saliva actually helps fight cavities and keep tooth enamel strong by washing away sugary and acidic food debris.
9 – The human tongue is as unique as a fingerprint, and no two tongues are alike.
10 – Toothpaste was once made out of crushed seashells, salt, pulverized dried bread, and sometimes crushed bones! Ancient toothpaste was often flavored with mint, juniper and other herbs.
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