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  • Less time than making coffee…

    It only takes a minute to floss, less time than it takes to fix a cup of coffee.  It is easy, it provides health benefits that last a lifetime- and it makes you look and feel better.

  • Hogs, horses and badgers?

    Did you know that the first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China in 1498? Bristles from hogs, horses and badgers were used. The first commercial toothbrush was made in 1938.

  • 25,000 quarts

    The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime, which is enough to fill TWO swimming pools. Think about that while you’re out swimming this summer.

  • Does your scalp bleed when you wash your hair?

    Nearly 75% of all Americans have some degree of gum disease-the most common chronic infection in the United States.  The leading warning sign is bleeding gums.  Believe it or not, bleeding when flossing is NOT normal or healthy.  Imagine if your scalp bled when washing your hair.

  • 20 million workdays

    Did you know that over 20 million workdays are lost each year due to dental illness?

  • Like fingerprints and tongues…

    Each persons set of teeth is unique much like fingerprints.   Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth.  Tongues are unique too.

  • The single most chronic childhood disease?

    Tooth decay is the single most chronic childhood disease-5 times more common than asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever.  So make sure your kids brush their teeth after they eat their Halloween
    candy!

  • Chew On This

    Did you know if you’re right handed you will chew your food more on your right side.  If you’re left handed you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

  • 300 types of bacteria

    Did you know that there are more than 300 types of bacteria that make up dental plaque?