1. A person’s smile is the first feature that most people notice.
    2. U.S. Consumers buy nearly 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year.
    3. Humans have two sets of teeth during their lifetime, while sharks have around 40 sets of teeth.
    4. Your tooth enamel is the hardest part of your entire body.
    5. One third of your teeth are underneath your gums.
    6. Most adults have 32 teeth. As a shocking comparison, mosquitoes have about 47 teeth and snails have about 25 teeth…on their tongues!
    7. The average person spends 38 days brushing their teeth during their lifetime.
    8. Teeth start to form even before birth. Milk teeth, or baby teeth, start when a baby is in the womb, but teeth don’t show until a child is between six and twelve months old.
    9. Modern toothpaste has only been available for the past hundred years. Before toothpaste, humans used charcoal or ground chalk, ashes, lemon juice and honey-tobacco mixtures to clean their teeth.
    10. Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva throughout your life. That’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.

Hidden Valley Orthodontics © 2015

Dr. Christy Fortney
Address: 230 W. 3rd Avenue, Escondido, CA 92025
Tel: 760-489-0330


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