A survey of 1,047 Americans showed that a person with straight teeth is perceived as more likely to get a job than someone with crooked teeth, even when their skills and experience are similar. They are also perceived as more likely to be wealthy and successful.
A DOG’S MOUTH IS CLEANER THAN YOURS
Dogs have fewer bacteria in their mouths, which scientists think is the reason why only 5 percent of dogs experience dental decay compared to 90 percent of children, according to the World Health Organization.
YOU COULD FILL A SWIMMING POOL WITH YOUR SALIVA
The average person produces a quart of saliva every day. Over a lifetime, that would fill a swimming pool — and that’s a good thing. Saliva is protective because it bathes the teeth in fluid and neutralizes acid. There are also some ingredients in saliva that are anti-bacterial. Bonus: Saliva helps prevent bad breath!
Read more about keeping your mouth healthy from the official American Dental Association help blog by clicking here.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
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