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Lloyd H. Alpert, D.D.S.
4025 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48328
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April 01, 2015
Category: Fun Dental Facts
Tags: Dental floss  
Coming soon.

A few Random Dental Facts

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body; however, we do NOT recommend that you use your pearly whites to open bottles!

* The plaque found on your teeth is home to more than 300 different species of bacteria. Listerine, anyone?

In China, in 1498, the first toothbrush with bristles was made, using hair from hogs, horses, and badgers. The first official commercial toothbrush was manufactured in 1938.

* A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but can contain over 25,000 teeth!

* In early America, blacksmiths often also served as dentists. How about atooth filling to go with your new horse shoes?!

What’s the object most often choked on by Americans? A toothpick! Wouldn’t it just be easier to floss?

* The average woman smiles about 62 times per day! A man? Only 8.

50% of people surveyed say that a person’s smile is the first physical trait they notice.

* Like your fingerprints, everyone has a unique set of teeth. Even identical twins have different “dental fingerprints”! 

 

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body; however, we do NOT recommend that you use your pearly whites to open bottles!

* The plaque found on your teeth is home to more than 300 different species of bacteria. Listerine, anyone?

In China, in 1498, the first toothbrush with bristles was made, using hair from hogs, horses, and badgers. The first official commercial toothbrush was manufactured in 1938.

* A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but can contain over 25,000 teeth!

* In early America, blacksmiths often also served as dentists. How about atooth filling to go with your new horse shoes?!

What’s the object most often choked on by Americans? A toothpick! Wouldn’t it just be easier to floss?

* The average woman smiles about 62 times per day! A man? Only 8.

50% of people surveyed say that a person’s smile is the first physical trait they notice.

* Like your fingerprints, everyone has a unique set of teeth. Even identical twins have different “dental fingerprints”! 

 

 

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February 05, 2014
Category: Fun Dental Facts
Tags: Smiles  

FUN FACTS ABOUT SMILING:

  • Smiling boosts your immune system
  • Smiles relieve stress by releasing endorphins
  • It is easier to smile then frown
  • It takes 5 to 53 muscles to smile
  • Babies are born with the ability to smile
  • There are 19 different types of smiles 

ANIMAL Dental Trivia

  • Dogs have 42 teeth while cats have 30 teeth.
  • Pigs have 44 teeth.
  • Armadillos have as many as 104 teeth.
  • Sharks have an unlimited supply of teeth.
  • Rabbits, squirrels and rodents teeth never stop growing. They keep them worn down by gnawing on hard foods like bark.
  • Even though whales are very big, some of them don’t have any teeth. They have rows of stiff hair-like combs that take food from the ocean.
  • Snails are very small but they have thousands of tiny teeth all lined up in rows.
  • Minnows have teeth in their throat.
  • A crocodile replaces its teeth over 40 times in a lifetime.
  • Turtles and Tortoises are toothless.
  • A mosquito has 47 teeth.
  • An Elephant’s tooth can weigh over 6 pounds. That’s heavier than a big jug of milk!
  • Fangs are not found in all snakes, but all snakes do have teeth, usually 6 rows worth. The teeth are curved backwards, just like the barbs on a fishing hook which keeps their prey from escaping.
  • “Long in the Tooth”, meaning “old”, was originally used to describe horses. As a horse ages, their gums recede, giving the impression that their teeth are growing in length. The longer the teeth look, the older the horse.
  • Aardvark teeth have no enamel coating and are worn away and regrown continuously.
  • The mammal that has the most teeth is the long snouted spinner dolphin with 252 teeth

  



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