Monday, June 1, 2015

Fun Facts

  • The average American spends 38.5 total days brushing teeth over a lifetime.
  • 60% of people don't know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack- especially in women.
  • 73% of Americans would rather go grocery shopping than floss. 
  • Only 40% of young people age 6 to 19 have never had cavities in their lifetimes. That's down from 50% a decade ago.  
  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones. 
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man? Only 8.
  • Kids laugh around 400 times a day, grown-ups just 15. 
  • Energy drinks have 11% more sugar than regular soda.
  • People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than others. Put down the pop and sports drinks and pick up some nice fresh water instead!
  • In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided dental floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped.  Floss is best used to clean between your teeth instead of climbing prison walls. If you do not floss, you are missing around 35% of your teeth's surfaces with brushing alone.

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  6. It's really awesome that the number of kids with cavities is decreasing. I remember almost always having a cavity when I went to visit the dentist as a kid, and it was never fun. I hope that this trend continues. It's definitely good for people to be able to find ways to make these changes when possible.
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  7. It's really awesome that the number of kids with cavities is decreasing. I remember almost always having a cavity when I went to visit the dentist as a kid, and it was never fun. I hope that this trend continues. It's definitely good for people to be able to find ways to make these changes when possible.
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  8. Cool fun facts and its really encouraging news that now less kids suffer with cavities. But, one thing make me confused in the fun fact i.e. why more people use blue toothbrushes than red ones?..... lol....its really funny and I don't understand the psychology.

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