We don’t often give a lot of thought to our teeth, when in fact they’re a fascinating part of our body. Here are a few interesting facts about teeth.

  • Teeth are actually living flesh, filled with blood vessels and nerves.
  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
  • Teeth start to form in the womb before birth.
  • 5 million teeth are lost each year due to sports injuries.
  • Women smile an average of 62 times per day, but men only smile an average of 8 times.
  • The average flosser uses 122 yards of floss every year.
  • There are about 2500 bristles on a typical toothbrush.
  • The average American spends 38.5 days brushing every year.
  • Everyone has a different “tongue-print.”

One of our not-so-positive facts: tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children. If you are exhibiting symptoms of tooth decay, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe today.