Did you know that your teeth were intended to last a lifetime? Here are some fun facts about teeth that you might find interesting. According to the American Academy of Periodontology 50% of people say that a smile is the first feature they notice about someone. Read on if you have ever wondered how many teeth you should have, what teeth are made out of and what the best selling toothpaste is.  

Fun facts about teeth #1- How many teeth does an average person have?

An average person has 32 teeth. That number includes 4 wisdom teeth. We have 8 incisors, 4 canines, 12 molars and 8 pre-molars.

Fun facts about teeth #2- What is the most popular toothpaste?

Colgate Total toothpaste is the best selling toothpaste in the United States.

Fun facts about teeth #3- You get 2 sets of teeth in your lifetime.

The first set is your baby teeth. You will start to lose your baby teeth at around 6-7 years of age. By the time your 21 years old, you will only have permanent teeth.

Fun facts about teeth #4- What are teeth made out of?

Teeth are covered with a hard enamel called a crown. Inside of your tooth is you have dentine and the pulp of your tooth. Each tooth is attached to your jaw socket and has blood vessels and nerves. 2/3rd of the length your tooth is in the gum.

Fun facts about teeth #5- How many people over 65 have all their teeth?

40% of people over 65 years of age do not have all of their teeth.

Fun facts about teeth #6- How much toothpaste is used in the United States every year?

We buy 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year!

Fun facts about teeth #7- Certain drugs will prevent you from being able to have teeth pulled. Did you know that if you have taken biophosphanates you cannot have your teeth pulled? Examples of some common biophosphanates are Fosamax, Actonel, and Zometa.

Fun facts about teeth #8- How much dental floss do we use?

An average American will use 14 inches of dental floss every year.

Fun facts about teeth #9- Lack of good dental insurance in USA

According to government statistics: an average middle aged or younger American will pay ½ of all dental costs out of pocket. If you are 65 years or older, the average is ¾ out of pocket cost.

Fun facts about teeth #10- An average American spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over a lifetime!



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