Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Random Dental Facts...Did You Know?

More endless research on the internet turned up these interesting trivial facts!
  • In the year 1900, the tooth fairy would leave approximately 12 cents. In the year 1998, one dollar. Imagine, at the current rate of inflation....the year 2013....$$$$$
  • You cannot conceal your smoking habit with mouthwash or brushing before a visit! That's right, your dentist knows :).....Apparently, the smoke residue seeps into the tissue surrounding your gums....
  • You would need to have more than 300 amalgam fillings to even come close to the amount of mercury that is considered dangerous.
  • 100 years ago, 50% of adults in North America were toothless!
  • The first electric toothbrush was introduced in 1939.
  • The antibacterial properties in Black and Green Tea can help prevent cavities.
  • Chewing gum that contains Xylitol can help prevent cavities by reducing the bad bacteria in your mouth!
  • Mouthwashes containing alcohol are only temporarily effective, and the alcohol dries out your mouth.
  • Snails have teeth! Thousands of them....
  • Turtles are toothless!
  • You will get more radiation from an hour in the sun than from a dental x-ray.
One more....this one is great!
  • A survey once done by Time Magazine concluded that 59% of Americans would prefer to sit in a dentist's chair than to sit next to someone on a cell phone!
Enjoy, and Keep Smiling!


Dentist Roseville said...

These facts are fun to read. Some seem too good to be true though. It's a good thing that many people are more willing to sit in a dentist's office than next to a person using a mobile.

Dentist Roseville said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing! :D

Dentist in Orange said...

That was definitely worth reading. I found the last one to be the most amusing; years ago, this probably wouldn't have been true. However, advances in dentistry have made procedures a lot more bearable than a person yammering on his/her cellphone all day.