10 Dental Fun Facts


Well, National Children’s Dental Health month just came to an end, but the fun continues here at Pediatric Dentistry of Glens Falls. Here are some of our favorite dental fun facts. How many of them do you know?

Dental Fun FactsDental Fun Fact #1

Americans spend over $2 billion a year on dental products such as mouthwash, toothpaste and dental floss.

Dental Fun Fact #2

Dental floss was first made in 1882 from silk and most people fib about regularly flossing.

Dental Fun Fact #3

Some dentist recommend toothbrushes be kept at least 6 feet from the toilet to avoid airborne particles that result from flushing the toilet.

Dental Fun Fact #4

32% of Americans say their co-workers have bad breath.

Dental Fun Fact #5

Your tongue is as unique as your fingerprint. No two people have the same tongue print.

Dental Fun Fact #6

There are more bacteria in your mouth than people on earth.

Dental Fun Fact #7

The ancient Greeks used pliers for teeth extractions.

Dental Fun Fact #8

In an entire human lifetime, the average person produces around 100,000 gallons of saliva.

Dental Fun Fact #9

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

Dental Fun Fact #10

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph!


So…how many did you get correct? Be honest! Stay tuned for more dental fun facts in future blog posts.