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23 Tooth Truths!

23 Tooth Truths to Make You Smile

Dolphin’s jaws do not have muscles, so they use only their teeth to grasp.

In the Middle Ages in Germany, kissing a donkey was the only remedy for painful teeth.

Ancient Greeks were the first to invent dental pillars.

The enamel on your teeth is the hardest tissue in your entire body.

An elephant’s molar tooth weighs nearly 4 kilograms and is almost 7” square.

When a crocodile loses a tooth, unlike humans, another one grows to replace to old one.

Originally toothbrush bristles were made of hog hairs.

According to the Guinness World Records from 2002, Sir Isaac Newton had the record for the most valuable tooth of all times. It was sold in London for £3,000 in 1816 and the tooth was put in a ring.

Your dental plaque comprises of more than three hundred species of bacteria.

It takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile.

80% of us on a night out would be more likely to talk to a random person if they smiled at us.

A ‘smile’ is one of the first things we psychologically notice when meeting a new person.

50% of us would not tell a friend if they had bad breath, in danger of risking a friendship.

Teeth and smiles are rated the second most important attractive feature after personality.

Nearly 48% of the UK population are unhappy with their teeth.

More than half of us would share our toothbrush with someone.

1 in 5 of us cannot recall when we last replaced our toothbrush

1 in 4 think electric toothbrushes are for lazy people and a third think they do not have to brush for as long when using one.

1 in 5 people don’t believe in using fluoride.

Chocolate is top of the list for foods that make us smile the most, then Sunday roast, curry and a fry up.

When seeking a new partner, a smile is the most wanted trait, beating body shape, dress sense and eyes.

A toothbrush is top of the list of things we ensure we always take when we go away on holiday.

The colour yellow is psychologically known to make us smile the most. And purple makes us smile the least.