Dental Fast Facts
48 hours: The time it takes for Plaque to solidify on teeth. The next layer piles on top and the cycle continues until you see a visible buildup of hard brownish-black material. This is why I recommend flossing a minimum of once every 2 days.
3%: The chance that any given tooth in your mouth will experience some complication in any given year, such as breakage or cavity
30%: The chance that a tooth adjacent to a space (missing tooth) will experience some complication in any given year, such as breakage, sensitivity, or cavity
2 Minutes: Minimum time to spend brushing your teeth, twice a day
50%: The chance that a bridge will last 10 years without issues such as breakage, cavity, or need for a root canal.
97%: The chance that an implant will last at least 10 years with no issues
45 minutes: The amount of time a high-carb or sugary snack creates a cavity-causing acidic environment in your mouth
400%: Strength advantage of modern E-Max Porcelain over older dental porcelain
3-8%: Percentage of adults who are true “Grinders” at night.
65%: Percentage of Adults who think their tooth damage is due to nocturnal grinding but it’s actually due to a bite problem
50%: Percentage of the population that never go to the dentist
58%: Percentage of people over age 55 missing at least one tooth (other than a wisdom tooth)
20%: Amount of chewing ability with complete upper and lower dentures (compared to 100% ability with natural teeth)
75%-90%: Chewing ability if dentures are attached to implants
1000%: Difference in tooth-damaging acidity between Stomach acid (bulimia, Gastric Reflux disease, heartburn) and Cola Beverages. Stomach acid is 100 times worse than soft drinks for your teeth!