“I can’t wait for my dental appointment!” said no one ever! But then again, no one is exactly enthusiastic about a visit to any doctor. Back to dentists: did you know that your teeth are a white mystery? Well, you may think about the dentist differently after these fun facts.
Tough as Steel…Almost
The enamel is tougher than you think. It is actually harder than steel only that it breaks easily if exposed to too much pressure. Americans use more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste annually to keep the enamel happy and clean, but did you know that coconut oil could work just fine?
Disease for Indolence
A dental cavity is a concern in several parts of the world, with at least 75% of school-going children affected. You would think everyone would brush their teeth at least twice a day after all the information out there on the dental cavity, but 25% of adults find this a nuisance, effectively exposing their teeth and gums to disease.
Smiling is serious business, and at least 48% of the youth have untagged themselves from posts where the photo didn’t capture their smiles properly. Haven’t we all been offended by such? Oh, smile, now. It only takes 17 muscles when you smile while an entire village of them get together to configure that perpetual frown. By the way, the teeth whitening industry is an $11 billion giant, so it’s perfectly okay to unfriend someone if they insist on capturing the wrong side of your smile in all their photos.
Hide and Eat
In the 1800s, Europeans with false teeth were not allowed to risk embarrassing themselves at the dining table. They would eat in their bedrooms and only show up at the table later.
This article was only meant to distract you for a second. You still have that dentist’s appointment to keep. So make sure you go!