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» 10 Unknown Dental Facts «. by silasloaded (m): 3:36pm on April 29
Kanu Okoronkwo Silas
Abia State University
Political Science
200Level, Nigeria.
The mouth is one of the least
understood part of the human
body. The dentalgist team brings
you the following unknown facts
about this vital part of the human
body. Enjoy
90% of a bad breath smell
originates in the mouth.
People who smoke are 2-7 times
more likely to develop periodontal
disease than non-smokers.
3. The average human being
produces 100,000 gallons of saliva
during their lifetime.
4. Tooth decay is the second most
common disease, second only to
the common cold.
5. Teeth start to form before we are
born.
6. Expectant mothers with poor
oral hygiene are 7X more likely to
deliver premature and low birth
weight babies.
7. People with periodontal disease
are 2X more likely to develop heart
disease.
8. The first toothbrush with bristles
was made in China in 1498. Bristles
from hogs, horses, and badgers
were used.
9. It takes 43 muscles to frown. It
only takes 17 to smile. Really, so
frowning is a lot of work!
10. 61% of adults are attracted to
somebody by their smile alone. Just
smile, it is good for you.
dentalgist.ng

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