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The human mouth performs a significant role in digestion, communication, and social activity. Numerous fascinating dental facts involving the mouth and teeth are worth learning. Check out these 10 fun dental facts!

  1. Tooth ‘prints’, just like fingerprints are unique to every individual.
  2. The typical American brushing time is approximately only 45 to 70 seconds per day. However, dentists advise brushing for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Nearly 78% of Americans will get at least one cavity by the age of 17.
  4. A single soda can contain about 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar.
  5. The most common illness after the common cold is tooth decay.
  6. The original form of commercial floss got introduced in 1882.
  7. Your tooth will begin to die in 15 minutes if it gets knocked out of your mouth.
  8. Approximately half a million dollars is spent every year on chewing gum by children in the U.S.
  9. Teeth are entirely lacking in the largest mammal on earth, the Blue Whale.
  10. The toughest part of your body is your tooth enamel!

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