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1 foot

An elephant’s molars measure 1 foot wide and weigh between 8 and 10 pounds each.

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18 yards

In the U.S., the average person purchases approximately 18 yards of dental floss per year. However, that average should be higher — approximately 122 yards of floss per year — based on using one foot per day.

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1866

Lucy Hobbs Taylor was the first woman to receive a DDS degree. The year was 1866 and the school was Ohio College of Dental Surgery in Cincinnati.

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5,800,000

Number of BioTemps® provisionals fabricated at Glidewell Laboratories

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9/20

China recognizes Sept. 20 as a national holiday known as “Love Your Teeth Day.”

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81%

Brush your teeth every night? Ninety-four percent of the U.S. population does, too. But beware morning breath: Only 81 percent admits to brushing every morning.

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50%

Percentage of dentists in Rhode Island who sent a case 6,000 miles to Glidewell Laboratories in 2010

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