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12 FUN DENTAL FACTS: PORTLAND IS THE LARGEST CITY IN THE NATION NOT TO DO THIS…

WHO COULDN’T USE SOME WEIRD AND RANDOM DENTAL KNOWLEDGE? ENJOY!

  • Portland, OR is the largest city in the nation that does NOT fluoridate its drinking water.
  • It was customary during the middle ages to kiss a donkey if you had a toothache.
  • Tooth enamel is the strongest substance in the body.
  • Gum disease can trigger heart disease.
  • Like a dental fingerprint an individual’s teeth and tongue prints are unique, even identical twins prints are different.
  • In 1866, at the age of 33, Lucy Beaman Hobbs graduated from the Ohio College of Dental Surgery, becoming the first woman to earn a dental degree.
  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease, second only to the common cold.
  • Teeth start to form before we are even born.
  • In 200 A.D., the Romans used a mixture of bones, eggshells, oyster shells, and honey to clean their teeth.
  • A single can of soda contains 10-12 teaspoons of sugar. The recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sugar is 4-6 teaspoons.
  • The cotton candy making machine that made widely consumed cotton candy possible was co-invented by a dentist. Before it was cotton candy, the fluffy confection was called “fairy floss”.
  • The lifespan of a taste bud is about 10 days.

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