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5 Random Dental Facts

Dental facts can vary far and wide, and some of them can even seem ridiculous! These are some of our favorites at Speak Orthodontics. If you have any fun dental fact you’d like to share with us, we’d love to hear them!

1. Each year, American’s buy and use more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste.

That’s a lot of toothpaste! Think about how large a gallon of milk is. There are so many toothpaste brands to choose from, but the right one is up to you. If you would like toothpaste recommendations, the professionals at Speaks Orthodontics would love to give you some suggestions. Just ask!

2. Your tooth’s enamel is the hardest structure in your body.

If you thought your bones were hard, your enamel is way harder! Even though your enamel is hard, it can still crack, break, and develop cavities that can lead to potential oral complications. If you think your enamel is worn down, cracked, or a cavity is forming, come in for an appointment today!

3. It takes 43 muscles to frown and only 17 to smile!

That’s a no brainer. Smile more, it takes less effort! Smiling can reduce stress and actually make a person feel happier. You should want to smile after a visit to Speaks Orthodontics, because we guarantee a beautiful mouth and smile!

4. The tongue is as unique as a fingerprint.

No two tongues are alike! Just like a fingerprint, everyone’s tongue is different.

5. 300+ types of bacteria makes up plaque.

That’s why regular dental cleanings are essential for oral health. The more often you visit and the better you take care of your teeth, less plaque will build up. We want you to have a healthy, happy mouth and prevent you from a future of cavities or dental problems down the line.

If you want to learn more fun facts about your mouth, come in and see us. Schedule your appointment today at Speaks Orthodontics!