I was emailed a list of fun/interesting dental facts by a colleague and thought I would share a few here that stuck out to me.
The reason being, I passed these along to some non-dental friends, and they found them far more surprising that I did.
One friend even thought I was making them up. I don’t think any are that unbelievable, but definitely worth sharing.
The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva (spit) in a lifetime. That is enough saliva to fill 2 swimming pools!
Over three million miles of dental floss is purchased in North America each year
Regular dental cleanings can help prevent heart attacks.
Tooth Decay is the 2nd most common disease in the U.S. after the common cold.
One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth.
Of particular interest to you Santa Monica readers are numbers 3 and 4 – there are real health issues that stem from poor oral health. Call the office and get your check-ups scheduled!