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Do you wish learning about your smile and oral health was more fun? If so, you have come to the right blog! Our dentist, Dr. Daniel Richards, is happy to grant your wish and help you enjoy learning about your teeth, gums, and oral health. Today, he would like to share some fun oral health facts that might blow your mind.

-Sports-related injuries account for 5 million missing teeth per year.

-Americans spend $100 billion a year on hair care products while only $2 billion a year on dental care products.

-A single can of soda can contain up to 12 teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily dietary intake of sugar is 4 teaspoons.

-A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, yet it can contain over 25,000 teeth.

-According to Time magazine, 59 percent of people would rather have a dental appointment than sit next to someone talking on a cell phone.

-The average woman smiles 62 times a day. The average man smiles 8 times a day.

-In North America, over 3 million miles of dental floss are purchased each year.

For more information and details about dental health in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, please reach out to our dental team at Daniel Richards, DMD. The more you know, the better. So, call (205) 823-6300 today and find the answers, tips, and information you’re looking for!