​Fun Facts About Dental Health

The National Dental Survey from National Smile Month has revealed quite a few fun facts. And they've utilized these facts into an entertaining infographic that can even be purchased as a poster. "Get ready to smile!" And, as you may already know, it takes fewer muscles to smile than it does to frown.

​Chocolate is known to make us smile more than any other food. But there are other foods that can make you smile as well. And most of us have admitted to being attracted to someone by just their smile. But bad oral hygiene is a different story.

Chocolate is known to make us smile more than any other food. But there are other foods that can make you smile as well. And most of us have admitted to being attracted to someone by just their smile. But bad oral hygiene is a different story.

​Only half of us brush our tongues when brushing our teeth. And yet one in four would say that electric toothbrushes are for lazy people! Then there's the one in five who believe that fluoride is just a marketing gimmick. There are so many different opinions on oral care! But, according to the Oral Health Foundation, "Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. It also reduces the amount of acid that the bacteria on your teeth produce."

Only half of us brush our tongues when brushing our teeth. And yet one in four would say that electric toothbrushes are for lazy people! Then there's the one in five who believe that fluoride is just a marketing gimmick. There are so many different opinions on oral care! But, according to the Oral Health Foundation, "Fluoride can greatly help dental health by strengthening the tooth enamel, making it more resistant to tooth decay. It also reduces the amount of acid that the bacteria on your teeth produce."

​The one thing that we can't go without on holiday is a toothbrush. But in a pinch, there are some strange things that some of us have admitted to picking our teeth with. But there are some who may be willing to share their toothbrushes. Careful though, in Julie Boehlke's article for Live Strong, she says that "Sharing a toothbrush causes an array of hygiene problems. A toothbrush harbors food particles that are naked to the human eye. These are left behind after you brush, allowing bacteria to form. Sharing toothbrushes is not a good idea, regardless if you practice good oral hygiene or not."

The one thing that we can't go without on holiday is a toothbrush. But in a pinch, there are some strange things that some of us have admitted to picking our teeth with. But there are some who may be willing to share their toothbrushes. Careful though, in Julie Boehlke's article for Live Strong, she says that "Sharing a toothbrush causes an array of hygiene problems. A toothbrush harbors food particles that are naked to the human eye. These are left behind after you brush, allowing bacteria to form. Sharing toothbrushes is not a good idea, regardless if you practice good oral hygiene or not."
Aurora Chelo

Aurora Chelo is a freelance writer and proud mother from New Jersey. She loves to write about anything health related, but oral health is her most passionate topic. Her free time is spent partaking in family activities and experimenting in the kitchen.

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