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Fun Facts

Dental Fun Facts


61% of adults are attracted to somebody by their smile alone.

When we brush, we’re able to easily reach the tops and sides of our teeth. But the surfaces between – which make up a significant part of our tooth enamel – need proper cleaning too. This is why it’s best to clean between your teeth with floss and/or piksters daily to remove food and bacteria and promote healthy gums.

Yes, there are more bacteria in your mouth than there are people on Earth.

75%, which means 25% of adults do not brush twice a day. This increases their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%.

The average toothbrush contains about 2500 bristles grouped into about 40 tufts per toothbrush.

The first toothbrush with bristles was made in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses, and badgers were used.

Expectant mothers with poor oral hygiene are seven times more likely to deliver premature and low birth weight babies.

An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it also makes you three times more likely to develop dental decay. After all, a cup of apple juice contains more sugar (fructose) than a can of cola.

Sure do. A snail's mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, yet it can contain over 25,000 teeth.

You should replace your toothbrush at least every three months and always after infection like flu, cold and other viral infections. Bacteria can implant themselves on the bristles causing re-infection.

Well put it this way, many people don’t know that a sore jaw when combined with chest pain is a signal of heart attack.

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  • Cavities / Fillings
  • Crowns & Bridges
  • Dental Implants
  • Extractions
  • Root Canals
  • Dental Hygiene Instruction
  • Thorough Cleaning
  • Scaling & Polishing
  • Teeth Whitening

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  • 274 Kennedy Road, Onekawa, Napier