Fun Facts

 

 

 

 FUN FACTS

  • The first known dentist was an Egyptian named Hesi-Re (3000 B.C.)
  • In 200 AD the Romans used a mixture of bones, egg and oyster shells and honey to clean their teeth.
  • Audrey Hepburn worked as a dental assistant.
  • Irene Newman became the first Dental Hygienist in 1905.
  • Lucy Beaman Hobbs became the first woman in the world to become a licensed dentist in 1866.
  • He most likely daydreamed while working on patients about the novels he would write.  He worked as a dentist who became a best-selling Western author.  130 films were made from his books. He is Zane Grey.
  • “Someone should invent ‘Tooth Paper’ which would work just like ‘Toilet Paper’. Then people will understand that it’s important to wipe off what goes in just as much as what comes out”. ~ Mike Maroon
  • In 1994 a prison inmate in West Virginia braided floss into a rope, scaled the wall and escaped. 
  • Crocodiles don’t clean their own teeth, they let a plover pick their teeth for scraps of leftover food.
  • Jaw muscles can contract with a force as great as 55 pounds on the incisors and 200 pounds on the molars.
  • Our teeth and tongue prints are unique, like fingerprints. 
  • Dental enamel is the hardest substance in the body.
  • Cheese is good for the teeth, it prevents decay.
  • 30 – 40 million people are so afraid of dental treatment that they avoid it altogether. 
  • The second most common disease in the United States is tooth decay. The first is the common cold.
  • The human mouth forms plaque 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Plaque is a bio-film made up of mostly bacteria.
  • Bacteria causes cavities and gum disease.
  • Gum disease results in tooth loss.
  • Tooth loss can be prevented by flossing.
  • Over 70 percent of the adult U.S. population has some form of periodontal disease (gum disease).
  • Flossing is technique sensitive.
  • National Flossing Day! – November 29, 2013– It’s always the day after Thanksgiving .