You never know when you’re going to need some dental trivia knowledge for a riveting game with friends or just to move along conversation at an awkward wedding reception…so here are some interesting facts to help you “brush up” on your dental intelligence. You are sure to learn a tidbit you didn’t know before.

*Over a lifetime, you will spend around 39 total days brushing your teeth.

*The hardest substance in the human body is tooth enamel.

*Did you ever notice that whatever hand you write with is also the side you chew on?

*More people use blue toothbrushes than any other color.

*Everyone has their own, unique tongue print.

*Most women smile 62 times a day. Most men smile 8 times a day.(Cheer up, fellas) Kids smile around 400 times a day!

*78% of American have at least 1 cavity during childhood.

*Dental plaque is made up of 300 types of bacteria. Eww.

*If you don’t floss, you don’t clean 40% of your tooth’s surface.

*Most of us brush for about 45 seconds but the recommended time is 2 minutes.

*Dental floss was first manufactured in 1882.

* The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816 one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms $35,700. The tooth was set in a ring! (source: Guinness World Records 2002).

Isn’t the human mouth extraordinary? Schedule a visit with us and we will share a few more dental nuggets with you to keep in your back pocket for a rainy day.