Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Interesting Dental Trivia

Did you know?
  • The World's first Dental School opened in 1840 in Baltimore, Md.
  • The ADA (American Dental Association) began in 1859 with a group of 26 dentists who met at Niagara Falls to exchange information.
  • George Washington had only one of his own teeth at the time of his inauguration in 1790! He wore dentures made of ivory.
  • Paul Revere (known for his famous "midnight ride" and the words "the British are coming!") was a dentist, as well as a blacksmith! He placed an ad in a Boston newspaper offering dental services. He actually became the first person known to use Dental Forensics when he identified the body of a Colonial Colonel who was killed at the battle of Bunker Hill.
  • James Dean wore a bridge to gap his missing front teeth!
  • Mick Jagger had a diamond chip implanted in his upper right incisor! Before the diamond, he wore an emerald.
  • Unwaxed dental floss will remove more plaque than waxed floss.
  • 3 million miles of dental floss are purchased every year in North America!
This was fun to research. For anyone who is interested, there are lots of places on the Web to find Dental Trivia. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I didn't know that about the waxed floss.