Interesting Fun Dental Facts to Make You Smile

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  • The average person produces enough saliva in a lifetime to fill two swimming pools!
  • In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped.
  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, but we don’t recommend that you use your pearly whites to open bottle caps!
  • The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton.  In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633.00 or in today’s terms $35,700.00  The tooth was set in a ring. (Source:  Guinness World Records 2002)
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man?  Only 8! Kids laugh around 400 times a day. Grown-ups just 15.
  • How much is the Tooth Fairy paying per tooth? Average of $2 per tooth.
  • Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different. Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth.
  • If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

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