2 weeks ago
⭐️Fun Dental Facts for those relaxed Sunday readers🦷⭐️
🦷Americans buy more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year.
🦷Coconuts are a natural anti-bacterial food and can help reduce the risk of developing gum disease and cavities.
🦷Halloween is the biggest candy-selling holiday, followed by Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day.
🦷25% of adults DO NOT brush twice a day. This increases their risk of developing tooth decay by 33%.
🦷Roughly 75% of school children worldwide have active dental cavities.
🦷48% of young adults have untagged themselves from a photo on Facebook because of their smile.
🦷90% of a bad breath smell originates in the mouth.
🦷People who smoke are 2-7 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-smokers.
🦷It was customary during the middle ages to kiss a donkey if you had a toothache.
🦷Tooth enamel is the hardest structure in the human body.
🦷Roughly 25% of American adults have no teeth.
🦷The average human being produces 100,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetime.
🦷Tooth decay is the second most common disease, second only to the common cold.
🦷People prefer blue toothbrushes to red ones.
🦷Teeth start to form in utero before we are born.
🦷Almost 65 million American adults have some form of periodontal disease. Of this number 38.4% are women, 56.4% are men.
🦷Expectant mothers with poor oral hygiene are 7X more likely to deliver premature and low birth weight babies.
🦷95% of American adults with diabetes also have periodontal disease.
🦷People with periodontal disease are 2X more likely to develop heart disease.
🦷People who drink 3 or more cans of soda daily have 62% more tooth decay, fillings, and tooth loss than people that don't drink soda.
🦷The first toothbrush with bristles was made in China in 1498. Bristles from hogs, horses, and badgers were used.￼
🦷Replacing a toothbrush after illnesses helps prevent the potential for re-infection.
🦷It takes 43 muscles to frown. It only takes 17 to smile.
🦷61% of adults are attracted to somebody by their smile alone.
🦷An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but it also makes you 3X more likely to develop dental decay.
🦷By drinking one can of soda daily, the average American gains 15 lbs each year.
🦷The human tongue is as unique as a fingerprint. No two people have the same tongue print.
🦷There are more bacteria in the human mouth than there are people on the Earth.
🦷The average woman smiles 62 time a day. The average man? Only 8 times.
🦷Kids laugh roughly 400 times a day. The average adult laughs only 15 times per day.
🦷In North America, over 3 million miles of dental floss are purchased annually.
🦷A fossilized T-Rex tooth can weigh up to a pound.
🦷In 200 A.D., the Romans used a mixture of bones, eggshells, oyster shells, and honey to clean their teeth.
🦷A snail's mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, yet it can contain over 25,000 teeth.
🦷A single can of soda contains 10-12 teaspoons of sugar. The recommended daily dietary intake of sugar is 4 teaspoons.
🦷According to a survey by Time magazine, 59% of people would rather have a dental appointment than sit next to someone who is talking on a cell phone.
🦷In the 1800s, blacksmiths and barbers also served as dentists.
🦷Toothpicks are the object most often choked on by Americans.
🦷The stone-faced farmer in artist Grant Wood's famous "American Gothic" painting was actually the artist's dentist.
🦷Sports-related injuries account for approximately 5 million missing teeth per year.
🦷Americans spend $100 billion a year on hair care products, and only $2 billion a year on dental care products.
🦷Contrary to popular belief, George Washington's famous dentures were not made from wood. His four pairs of custom choppers were crafted from gold, ivory, lead, and a mixture of human, donkey, and hippopotamus teeth.
🦷The cotton candy making machine that made widely consumed cotton candy possible was co-invented by a dentist. Before it was cotton candy, the fluffy confection was called "fairy floss."
🦷The earliest known dentist was Hesi-ren, an egyptian "doctor of the tooth" who lived around 3000 B.C.
The saying "cat got your tongue" originated 2500 years ago in ancient Assyria where conquered soldiers and criminals had their tongues cut out and fed to the king's cats.
🦷Cavities in teeth have been filled since the earliest of times with a variety of different materials, including gum, stone chips, and even turpentine resin.
🦷The lifespan of a taste bud is about 10 days. The five known tastes detected by taste buds are: bitter, sour, salty, sweet, and umami. Umami was identified in 1908 by a Japanese research and the chemical responsible for it is monosodium glutamate.
🦷60% of people don't known that a sore jaw, when combined with chest pain, can signal a heart attack - especially in women.
🦷Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum.
The average toothbrush contains about 2500 bristles grouped into about 40 tufts per toothbrush. The tufts are folded over a metal staple and forced into pre-cored holes in the head and fused into the head with heat. The handle is made of at least two materials, usually plastic and rubber.
🦷The grips used for the handle are: precision, power, spoon, oblique, and distal oblique.
🦷90% of system diseases have oral manifestations.
🦷Sugar Facts: Chemical manufacturers use sugar to grow penicillin. A teaspoon of sugar after a hot curry with extinguish the furnace in your mouth. A spoonful of sugar added to a vase will prolong the life of freshly cut flowers.
🦷In the 1800s, people who had false teeth in England ate in their bedrooms before gatherings and events at the dinner table. This unique Victorian tradition protected them against the embarrassment of having their teeth 'fall off' while dining.
🦷Dolphins use their teeth to grab only, not to chew, as dolphins' jaws have no muscles.
🦷Mosquitoes have 47 teeth.
🦷In 1905, dental assistant Irene Newman was trained to clean teeth. She became the first dental hygienist. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Gifts from another fabulous patient😂😷❤️!!! We laughed SO hard! #digitalmask #rittenhousesmiles #weloveourpatients #topdentist2020 #topdentist2019 #phillymagtopdentist #digitaldentistry #wilsonthetherapydog #teamlove #mydentalfamily #worrylesssmilemore #brushtwiceflossonce ... See MoreSee Less
What a wonderful way to end our week with a handwritten card!🥳These little thank you surprises always make us Smile😃🥰! #ThankYou #rittenhousesmiles #weloveourpatients #topdentist2020 #topdentist2019 #phillymagtopdentist #digitaldentistry #wilsonthetherapydog #teamlove #mydentalfamily #worrylesssmilemore #brushtwiceflossonce 215-732-8080 ... See MoreSee Less
Wilson (aka the dental dog)’s Wednesday adventure and finding good thoughts🐶 ... See MoreSee Less
Wishing our fabulous patients a Happy & Safe July 4th! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸Independence Day, also called Fourth of July, in the United States, is the annual celebration of nationhood. It commemorates the passage of the Declaration of Independence by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.
Introducing our new pins because exposing our smiles behind our N95 masks is important to us at Rittenhouse Smiles😊🦷😃🇺🇸￼❤️. We feel so fortunate to be one of very few fields that mandates mask removal of our patients for treatment. We wanted to find a way for our patients to be reminded that we are also smiling, have expressions and are full functioning humans behind all of our gear. #smilesbehindthemasks #rittenhousesmiles Thank you for your overwhelming support as always💕
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Awesome! Great photos, friends.
These are awesome! Where did you get them?.
#weloveourpatients #topdentist2020 #topdentist2019 #phillymagtopdentist #digitaldentistry #wilsonthetherapydog #teamlove #mydentalfamily #worrylesssmilemore #brushtwiceflossonce #rittenhousesmiles ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday ~ This patient made us SMILE😃. Just when you thought the pandemic had forced smiles under masks, in walks this awesomely smart patient who found a way to give new life to her beautiful friendly face. Yay!!!😃🦷🙌🏼 #rittenhousesmiles #weloveourpatients #topdentist2020 #topdentist2019 #digitaldentistry #wilsonthetherapydog #teamlove #mydentalfamily #worrylesssmilemore #brushtwiceflossonce ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago
Good Sunday Morning to ALL!
We are open, we are healthy, we are following every recommendation from the CDC, DOH & ADA. Honestly, it was easy for us because our intimate, no-rush, detail-focused mission has never allowed for a crowded office even before the pandemic. We officially opened 5/26/20 with limited treatment and on 6/8/20 it was announced ALL treatment is allowed.
Getting back to seeing my patients has been so enjoyable for me. I truly love what I do & hearing patients thank me this past week for being open humbled me. What? My response was “No, thank YOU for trusting me and allowing me to continue to do what I love.”
I am so grateful for my TEAM too! Not only did everyone return to work, but they came back with passion, enthusiasm, knowledge and with overwhelming support. Even during the shutdown, we gathered for Zoom sessions to exchange thoughts, ideas and stay current on updates. We assisted so many emergent patients remotely and at times in-person.
This month is also special because it’s Pride Month🌈. Join us as we celebrate all that is good in our world. Philly Pride Day festival would have been today 6/14/20 but sadly cancelled due to the pandemic. Our team has participated in both Pride Day & Outfest in past years and will celebrate today in spirit🌈. Sharing some photos of us in and out of our office both current & past.
Thank you again for returning to us with your Trust & Smiles. We are excited to be back! Although our smiles will be hidden by our N95 masks and hand-shaking & the occasional hugs are no longer recommended, please know those smiles, shakes and hugs are still in our hearts & minds.
Dr. Cronin & TEAM
#rittenhousesmiles #phillypride #equalityforall #weloveourpatients #topdentist2020 #topdentist2019 #phillymagtopdentist #digitaldentistry #wilsonthetherapydog #teamlove #mydentalfamily #worrylesssmilemore #brushtwiceflossonce ... See MoreSee Less
Is it crazy that laying in a memory foam chair while my favorite hygienist chisels plaque off of my teeth will be the most relaxing activity I'll get to do in a 3 month timeframe?
You and your team are the best 👍
3 months ago
Cleanings for new patients still need to wait until the green phase correct? That’s what Dr Levine with the DOH states
4 months ago
April 22, 2020, marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! In 1970, nearly 20 million Americans participated in protests and actions demanding our elected leaders address environmental threats like oil spills, air pollution, lead contamination, extinction of wildlife and the loss of wilderness. It inspired huge changes at the federal and state level.
New Jersey was the third state in the nation to establish an agency to manage its natural resources and work on pollution issues and it did so on April 22, 1970. #rittenhousesmiles #weloveourpatients #topdentist2020 #topdentist2019 #phillymagtopdentist #digitaldentistry #wilsonthetherapydog #teamlove #mydentalfamily #worrylesssmilemore #brushtwiceflossonce ... See MoreSee Less