Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Dental Facts

32% of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of their co-workers.

A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans.

Employed adults lose more than 164 million hours of work each year due to oral health problems or dental visits.

The first mass-produced toothbrush was made by William Addis of Clerkenwald, England, around 1780.

Mass production of toothbrushes began in America around 1885.

Boar bristles were used until 1938, when nylon bristles were introduced by Dupont de Nemours.

4 out of 5 new toothbrushes straight out of the package are already contaminated.

Toothbrushes should be kept 6 feet away from the toilet to avoid being contaminated by airborne stuff stirred up after flushing.

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