Dental triviaAT COMFORT DENTAL we offer extraordinary dentistry in an inspiring atmosphere by caring people, who strive to make going to the dentist fun.

While we take dentistry seriously – we also go to great efforts to ensure our patients have a warm, fun experience.

Let’s switch things up a bit and devote a post to fun dental facts!


  • Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in a human’s body.
  • Toothbrush bristles were originally made from cow hair.
  • A shark goes through about 40 SETS of teeth during its lifetime.
  • A person’s teeth set is unique—much like their fingerprints.  Even identical twins do not have exactly the same set of teeth.  Did you know that your tongue print is also unique?
  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day!  A man? Only 8!
  • Kids laugh around 400 times a day.  Adults… just 15.
  • According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day.  The recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes.
  • People who are right-handed typically chew their food on the right side of their mouth.  Left handers?  The left side.
  • 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice.
  • 80% of people are not happy with their smile.
  • 78% of Americans have had at least one cavity by age 17.
  • 32% of Americans cite bad breath as the least attractive trait of a co-worker.
  • According to the recent American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry survey, 92% of Americans believe that an attractive smile is an important social asset.

We hope you enjoyed these facts! Let us know if you have any other dental-related questions or to set up an appointment!