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Predoctoral enrollment was at its highest level during the late 1970s/early 1980s, with peak enrollment of 22,842 in the 1980/81 academic year. Since the early 1990s, first-year predoctoral enrollment has risen an average of 1.1% annually.

Most adults reported that they had seen a dentist within the past year. Over half (53%) said they last saw a dentist less than six months ago, while an additional 25% saw a dentist between six months ago and a year.

About one in three people suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding, which can easily be treated. Fifteen percent children acquire this behavior.

The first toothbrushes were small sticks or twigs mashed at one end to create a broader cleaning surface. The Chinese lay claim to the first bristle toothbrush. Europe adopted the bristle brush in the 17th century, and many dentists practicing in colonial America advised their patients to use the brush.

The first electric toothbrush was marketed in 1880, though the Swiss developed the first effective electric toothbrush just after World War II. It was introduced in the United States around 1960. A year later, the first cordless model was developed and proved to be popular with consumers and dentists.

We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous to the teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.

Children have significantly less tooth decay in their primary (baby) and permanent teeth today than they did in the early 1970s, according to the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA).

Oral cancer accounts for roughly 9,000 deaths annually (about 3 percent of all cancer-caused deaths). Of all major cancers, oral cancer has the worst five-year survival rate at about 54 percent. Because oral cancer is usually not diagnosed in its early stages, less than half of all oral cancer patients are cured.

The American Dental Association estimates that 12 to 14 million people, or one-third of the population in the United States, have diabetes, but only one-half of these individuals are diagnosed. Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal disease than those who do not have diabetes.

Mouthwashes were once known to consist of pure white wine.

During the 1999/2000 academic year, there were 17,242 students enrolled in predoctoral education programs, 4,896 students in advanced education programs, and 19,362 students in allied education programs.

The American Dental Association estimates that 12 to 14 million people, or one-third of the population in the United States, have diabetes, but only one-half of these individuals are diagnosed. Studies have shown that diabetics are more susceptible to the development of oral infections and periodontal disease than those who do not have diabetes.

The American Dental Association does not rank dental schools. The Survey Center has reports that cover applications, enrollment, program information, tuition, faculty, curriculum, and finances.

Some medical treatments such as radiation therapy can actually permanently damage the salivary glands. And more than 400 kinds of medications list dry mouth as a side effect. The more common drugs include decongestants, diuretics, anti-hypertensives, anti-depressants, and antihistamines.

Independent dentists reported paying full-time dental hygienists $25.60 per hour in 1999. Full-time chairside dental assistants were reported to earn $13.20 an hour in 1999.

In the 19th century, charcoal became very popular for teeth cleaning purposes. Most toothpastes at this time were in the form of a powder. The purpose of the tooth powder was not only to clean the teeth, but to give fresh breath.

According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, an estimated 24 million adult Americans are totally without teeth. Almost half of the adult population are missing at least one tooth.

In its most recent report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in 1991 that more than 100,000 cases of facial trauma occurred in children younger than 14 while they participated in sports activities.

We usually think of football and hockey as the most dangerous to the teeth, but nearly half of sports-related mouth injuries occur in basketball and baseball.

Predoctoral enrollment was at its highest level during the late 1970s/early 1980s, with peak enrollment of 22,842 in the 1980/81 academic year. Since the early 1990s, first-year predoctoral enrollment has risen an average of 1.1% annually.

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease.

You swallow approximately 2,000 times per day, which causes the upper and lower teeth to come together and push against the skull.

The American Dental Association does not rank dental schools. The Survey Center has reports that cover applications, enrollment, program information, tuition, faculty, curriculum, and finances.

Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over the counter halitosis products, many of which are simply ineffective because they only mask the problem.

The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 10 million Americans have TMD, or problems affecting the jaw joint and/or muscles.

Americans spend more than $1 billion a year on over the counter halitosis products, many of which are simply ineffective because they only mask the problem.

Early toothpaste ingredients included powdered fruit, burnt or ground shells, talc, honey and dried flowers.

Toothpaste as we know it emerged in the 1800s, with ingredients that included soap and chalk. In 1892, the first collapsible tube was marketed and reigned supreme until 1984 when the pump-dispenser was introduced.. In 1956, Proctor & Gamble introduced Crest brand toothpaste with fluoride.

An estimated sixty-five percent of Americans have bad breath. Over 40 million Americans have "chronic halitosis", which is persistent bad breath. Ninety percent of all halitosis is of oral, not systemic, origin.

Since high schools and colleges began to require use of facemasks and mouthguards for football, about 200,000 injuries to the face and mouth have been prevented each year.

Oral cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and accounts for about 3.6 percent of all cancers diagnosed, with roughly 40,000 new cases of oral cancer reported annually in the United States. The vast majority of oral cancers occur in people older than 45 years, with men being twice as likely as women to develop the disease.

In its most recent report, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission stated in 1991 that more than 100,000 cases of facial trauma occurred in children younger than 14 while they participated in sports activities.

The tongue is the most frequent source of cancers in the mouth, followed by the floor of the mouth, soft palate tissues in back of the tongue, lips, and gums.

As of 1999, there were 164,664 professionally active dentists (dentists using their dental degree in some fashion), and 152,151 active private practitioners in the U.S. For more information, see the Distribution of Dentists in the U.S. by region and state.

What's in toothpaste today? Sodium monofluorophosphate, color flavoring fluoride foaming agents, detergents, and humectants (prevent the paste from hardening).

During the 1999/2000 academic year, there were 17,242 students enrolled in predoctoral education programs, 4,896 students in advanced education programs, and 19,362 students in allied education programs.

The National Institutes of Health estimates that more than 10 million Americans have TMD, or problems affecting the jaw joint and/or muscles.

The American Dental Association found that in each of the last four years, approximately 25% of dentists surveyed reported that tooth whitening is the fastest growing aspect of their practices.

Did you know that the most injured area of the body during contact sports is the mouth? More than 200,000 injuries to the mouth and jaw occur each year.

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