Interesting National Smile month facts for Norwich

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We have recently been celebrating National smile month, here are some interesting facts to keep the people of Norwich smiling this summer.

  • Did you know that half of us brush our tongue when we brush our teeth?
  •  Are you aware that it takes 43 muscles to frown but only 17 to smile
  •  Earrings, business cards, keys, matchsticks and screwdrivers are just some of the bizarre objects we admit to using to get food particles out of our teeth
  • A ‘smile’ comes top of the things we first notice when meeting a new person
  • More than half of us wouldn’t tell a friend or colleague if they had bad breath in fear of risking a friendship
  • Teeth and Smiles are rated the second most important attraction feature, after personality, and the most important body feature surveyed (including body shape, height, hair, face and eyes).
  • Almost half the population are unhappy with their teeth (48%) with discoloured teeth (64 per cent) the main reason for being unhappy
  • More than half of us would share our toothbrush with somebody: 24% to our partner, 18% to our child, 7% to a friend and 6% to a celebrity
  • Almost 60% of us say we regularly floss, however, sales in the UK indicate that the true figure is actually more like 5%
  • One in five of us can’t remember when we last changed our toothbrush
  • One in four think electric toothbrushes are for lazy people while a third believe they do not have to brush for as long when using one
  • A toothbrush came top of the list of things we could not do without when we go on holiday
  • If we only had five minutes to get ready in the morning, one in twenty would skip brushing our teeth
  •  More than half of us think Brits have bad teeth
  • The colour yellow makes us smile the most, whereas purple makes us smile the least
  • Chocolate is the most popular food for making us smile the most, followed by a Sunday roast, a curry and a fry-up
  • When seeking a new partner, a smile is top of the most sought after physical attributes, beating body shape, dress sense and eyes.

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