Here are 10 fun dental facts that you probably didn’t know!

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1. The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That is enough spit to fill 2 swimming pools!

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Fun Dental Facts2. People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others.

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3. You should replace your toothbrush at least every three months, and always after you have an episode of flu, cold or other viral infections. Notorious bacteria can implant themselves on the toothbrush bristles leading to re-infection.

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4. In 1994, a West Virginia prison inmate braided dental floss into a rope, scaled the wall, and escaped!

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Fun Dental Facts5. A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but can contain over 25,000 teeth!

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6. If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.

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7. An average person has 32 teeth. That number includes 4 wisdom teeth. We have 8 incisors, 4 canines, 12 molars and 8 pre-molars.

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8. Giraffes only have bottom teeth.

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9. According to a recent survey done by Time Magazine, 59% of Americans would rather have a dental appointment than be sitting next to someone talking on a cell phone.

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10. An Elephant’s tooth can weigh over 6 pounds and measures one foot across.