Waterford, MI Dentist
Lloyd H. Alpert, D.D.S.
4025 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-6010
June 05, 2013
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1. Prehistoric kids almost never had cavities because they didn't eat sugar.

2. One in every 2,000 babies is born with a tooth.

3. Babies and toddlers through age 5 or 6 have 20 primary or baby teeth. Grown ups have 32 permanent (including 4 wisdom) teeth. Cats have 30 teeth and dogs have 42.

4. The Statue of Liberty's mouth is three feet wide.

5. An elephant's tooth can weigh more than six pounds!

6. George Washington’s teeth were not made of wood. His dentures were made of elephant and hippopotamus ivory.

7. George Washington had only one tooth left in his mouth when he was inaugurated president as the first President of the United States. in 1789.

8. Your mouth produces an average of 1 to 2 quarts of saliva (spit) each day, or over 25,000 quarts of in a lifetime - enough to fill two swimming pools.

9. Teeth are as unique as fingerprints! Even identical twins have different dental patterns.

10. Before the invention of minty cream (toothpaste) about a hundred years ago, people used ground-up chalk or charcoal, lemon juice, ashes (fire leftovers), and tobacco and honey mixed together. Eewww! 

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