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Dental facts you probably don't know. Part 5

Updated: Jul 11


• A fossilized T-Rex tooth can weigh up to a pound.










• In 200 A.D., the Romans used a mixture of bones, eggshells, oyster shells, and honey to clean their teeth.







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








• A single can of soda contains 10-12 teaspoons of sugar. The recommended maximum daily dietary intake of sugar is 4 teaspoons.








• In 1994, a West Virginia prison inmate braided dental floss into a rope, scaled the wall, and escaped.









• In the 1800s, blacksmiths and barbers also served as dentists.








• Toothpicks are the object most often choked on by Americans.









• The stone-faced farmer in artist Grant Wood's famous "American Gothic" painting was actually the artist's dentist.










• Sports-related injuries account for approximately 5 million missing teeth per year.










• Americans spend $100 billion a year on hair care products, and only $2 billion a year on dental care products.


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