Dental Trivia

by Larry Emmott on September 26, 2005

in General

People who drink 3 or more sugary sodas daily have 62% more dental decay, fillings and tooth loss
78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity by age 17
90% of systemic disease have oral manifestations.
You are not “to old for good dental care” the average 65 year old has 17.3 years of life remaining!
$1.8 Billion dollars is the total annual consumer spending on toothpaste. 
74% of Americans are affected by some type of periodontal  or gum disease or gingivitis.
$775 Million dollars is the total annual consumer spending on toothbrushes.
The average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.

A poll conducted in Michigan showed that Republicans, Protestants & women brush their teeth more often than Democrats, Catholics & men. 2% of those polled said they don’t brush at all.

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