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April 13th, 2015

Did you know this fun fact; There is someone whose job includes squeezing Prince Charles’s toothpaste onto the royal toothbrush. That someone was Michael Fawcett, the prince’s personal valet. Since Fawcett was, according to various news reports, the only person Charles trusted with this awesome responsibility, one must presume that the heir to the throne’s dental hygiene declines precipitously whenever the valet goes on vacation. [] 

Did You Know these fun facts ;

  • Year commercial floss was first manufactured: 1882
  • Material it was first made of: silk
  • Newest material: Gore-tex
  • Amount bought per person: 18 yards
  • Amount that should be bought per person: 122 yards (figuring one foot a day)
  • Percent who say they floss daily: 28% (some are fibbing, according to the sales data above)
  • In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped
  • 83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes, according to a recent survey conducted by Roper ASW in conjunction with ReachMax
  • 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
  • People with red hair are more sensitive to pain and consequently need more anesthetic during operations than other patients. Those with red hair needed 20 per cent more aesthetic to numb the pain, according to New Scientist. Oct 2002
  • More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque
  • Earliest Known Dental Work A total of 11 teeth from 9 adults who lived between 7,500 and 9,000 years ago contain holes drilled with sharpened flint points, according to a report in Science News Online. Flint-wielding specialists drilled holes, which are believed to have been filled with some type of material. The teeth came from residents of a prehistoric farming village called Mahrgarh in what is now Pakistan. (Source: Coppa, A., D.W. Frayer, R. Macchiarelli, 2006, Early Neolithic tradition of dentistry. Nature 440 (April 6):755-756
  • How much is the Tooth Fairy paying per tooth? Around $2 per tooth, according to Securian Dental Plans, an insurance provider. (12/05, Money Magazine)
  • 60% of people who don\’t know that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack-especially in women
  • Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush
  • More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones
  • Smilers in school yearbooks are more likely to have successful careers and marriages than poker faced peers
  • Implants are a great way to restore function, comfort and aesthetics to a smile with missing teeth. They improve the look of the smile, aid in bone stimulation and retention, and allow you to eat foods that you may not have been able to eat in the past
  • Implants are made of Titanium as this material is not able to be rejected by the body
  • Implants can be a better option than a bridge as with a bridge, tooth structure must be removed from adjacent teeth, even if those teeth are healthy and need no repair. Implants need no abutments are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth while keeping surrounding teeth sound
  • Implants can be used to support a bridge, a removable denture or a fixed denture.

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