Fun and Interesting Facts about Dentistry From your favorite Pasadena dentist at Prestige Dental! Plaque on teeth has more than 300 species of bacteria. A person only brushes their teeth for an average of 48 seconds, while dentists recommend brushing thoroughly for 2-3 minutes. Toothbrushes should be kept at least 6 feet from your toilet. As every time it is flushed, bacteria becomes airborne and could land on your toothbrush! An interesting 59% of people would rather visit a dentist than sit next to someone who is talking on a cell phone. Snails have over 25,000 teeth! 2 billion dollars a year is spent on dental care products in the U.S. Teeth can be used as means of identification, just like fingerprints. Men only smile an average of 8 times a day. Women smile a whopping 62 times a day! Half of the people you come in contact with daily will notice your smile before “seeing” anything else. The “most choked on” object in America is the toothpick.