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National Smile Month Fun Facts

Updated: Feb 23

National Smile Month

Thanks to our friends at The National Smile Month, we have these great dental facts to share with you. Something to make you smile….

  • It takes 43 muscles to frown, but only 17 to smile.

  • Earrings, business cards, matchsticks and screwdrivers – just some of the bizarre objects we admit to using to get food particles out of our teeth.

  • More than half of us wouldn’t tell a friend of colleague if they had bad breath in fear of risking a friendship.

  • More than half of us would share our toothbrush with somebody: 24% partner, 18% child, 7% friend and 6% a celebrity!

  • Almost 60% of use say we floss regularly, however sales figures sales figures indicate it’s more like 5%.

  • One in five cannot remember when we last changed our toothbrush.

  • One in four think electric toothbrushes are for lazy people.

  • A third of people think you don’t have to brush for as long with an electric toothbrush.

  • One in five says that fluoride is a marketing gimmick.

  • A toothbrush came top of the list of things we can’t do without on holiday.

  • If we only had five minutes to get ready in the morning, one in 20 would skip brushing our teeth.


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