17Feb2011
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Rivercrest Family Dental

Fun Dental Facts

v  An average American spends 38.5 total days of their life brushing their teeth

v  Would you rather go grocery shopping or floss? 73% of people would rather go grocery shopping.

v  Over 51 million hours of school are lost each year from children missing school due to dental related illness

v  75% of the U.S. population has some form of periodontal gum disease

v  Dental floss first came out in 1882 and was made of silk

v  A teaspoon of sugar after a hot jalapeño wrap  will extinguish the fire in your mouth

v  Over 300 bacteria’s exist in your mouth just from dental plaque

An elephants molar weighs almost 9 pounds

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