If you have been tuning in to our blog, you have likely noticed that most of our posts are comprised of a rather dry subject matter. We discuss the subject matter that we do because we think it might be beneficial for you to understand the importance of preventative dentistry and some of the telltale signs that you have a dental issue that needs to be dealt with. That being said, we admit that we could switch it up for a bit and discuss something a little less boring and a little more obscure.

In today’s blog post, Hazel Dell Dental Care, your local dentist in Vancouver, will be discussing some fun dental facts that we can almost guarantee that you have never heard.

Fact 1: Americans Buy More Than 14 Million Gallons Of Toothpaste A Year

At first, it might not be a surprise that Americans buy so much toothpaste every year, but when you visualize 14 million gallons you might change your mind. For instance, a standard to larger sized bathtub can hold around 40 gallons of water. So one million gallons of toothpaste would fill up around 25,000 bathtubs. Now, multiply that by 14 and you end up with 350,000 bathtubs of toothpaste.

Can you imagine how long it would take you to finish using a full bathtub’s worth of toothpaste? That should put it in perspective.

Fact 2: Roughly 25% Of American Adults Have No Teeth

While almost everyone knows at least one person that is missing all of their teeth, it is hard to imagine that 1 in 4 adults that you see on the street every day are missing all of their teeth. But how have you never noticed that such a large population of adults is missing teeth, but that where dentists in Vancouver like us, and others around the United States, come in to play.

Cosmetic dentistry is a huge industry, meaning that you might not have noticed how many toothless adults there are because of dental services like dentures and bridges.

Fact 3: In The Middle Ages It Was Customary To Kiss A Donkey If You Had A Toothache

Now, we can’t provide you with much insight as to why our ancestors believe that kissing a donkey could help with toothaches, but back in the day there were many odd and unproven dental theories — including that the known secret for preventing dental issues was to keep your ears clean.

While dental technologies were non-existent in the Middle Ages, you can rest assured that when you come to see a dentist in Vancouver, here at Hazel Dell Dental Care, we will not ask you to kiss a barn animal.

Fact 4: By Regularly Visiting Our Vancouver Office You Can Prevent Dental Issues

While the last fact in today’s blog is not really that fun, it is more fun than developing a cavity or needing a root canal. By scheduling regular cleanings and preventative dental care appointments with Doctor Kelstrom, you will have a much better chance at avoiding common dental issues.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by our Vancouver dental office today or contact us to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to seeing you!

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