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By v2dentistry26513402, Jan 24 2017 07:57PM

On Valentine's Day, 2009, 39,897 couples, friends and families got together in Mexico City, and kissed for 10 seconds. It's the world record for the most simultaneous kisses.

110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.

During the Roman Festival of Lupercalia in the 15th century, young men held a lottery to decide which girl would be theirs.

California produces 60 percent of American roses. However, the vast number of Valentine’s Day roses are imported, mostly from South America.

73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.

About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.

In Victorian times, it was considered bad luck to sign a Valentine's Day card.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

Approximately 25 percent of Valentine’s Day cards are humorous.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts.

The oldest love poem was written on a clay tablet It dates back to ancient Sumeria, around 3500 B.C.

In 1866, candy manufacturer NECCO made the first “Conversation Hearts”, originally called “Motto Hearts”. Eight billion of these little candies are sold between New Years day and February 14.

More than 35 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day.

Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent for the telephone, on Valentine's Day, 1876.

Cupid is associated with Valentine's Day because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty.

Cupid appears holding a bow and arrow, because he is believed to use magical arrows to inspire feelings of love.

By v2dentistry26513402, Nov 1 2016 09:46PM

Okay, we know it’s naïve and unreasonable to think foods that may not be the best for your teeth still won’t go into your mouth. Passing up grandma’s famous sugary apple pie just isn’t an option. However, there is good news: many foods on the Thanksgiving table actually are okay for your pearly whites!

1. Turkey. Yep! Turns out the bird is good for your teeth. It’s high in protein, which, combined with calcium and vitamin D, helps keep teeth and bones strong.

2. Dairy. You know the secret ingredient to those mashed potatoes, right? Dairy! Dairy products are low in acid and sugar—which is good for your teeth. It’s also high in calcium, which we’ve established helps strengthen teeth.

3. Cranberries. Cranberry sauce is a staple on the Thanksgiving table. Cranberries are rich in nutrients, including vitamins C and A, beta-carotene and potassium, among others. They also help protect your teeth by interfering with a bacteria in your mouth that forms plaque. Best of all? If you make your own, you can control the amount of sugar that goes into it. Reducing sugar even a little goes a long way.

4. Orange vegetables, like pumpkin, carrot and squash, contain vitamin A. Our bodies use it to form tooth enamel.

5. Onions. Onions contain compounds that kill bacteria in your mouth that cause harm to your teeth and gums. Raw onions are best for this purpose, but we know they’re more likely to show up in other dishes for flavor.

6. Pomegranates—and other raw fruits. Pomegranates and other raw fruits are good for your teeth. Pomegranates in particular help remove plaque. And, the high Vitamin C content keeps your gums healthy.

Again, we get it. You’re most likely aren’t going to eat all tooth-friendly foods this Thanksgiving. Just be sure to brush your teeth afterward.

Remember, don’t let your oral hygiene habits slide during this busy holiday season!

By v2dentistry26513402, Sep 19 2016 09:55PM

Children’s Halloween dream -- to get lots of candy -- can be their parents’ nightmare. But dental experts say Halloween can be a time to teach your children good oral health habits for life, without depriving

them of Halloween treats (think moderation). Here are their best tricks for healthy teeth.

Halloween Candy vs. Cavities: Don’t Make Kids Choose

Don't deny your children the Halloween experience. That can send the entirely wrong message -- deprivation -- and make candy seem even more irresistible, leading to other problems. They may end

up sneaking sweets or eating too much candy once they're out on their own. Instead, let them have the

joy of Halloween in all its sticky goodness and the experience of going to a party or trick-or-treating.

After your children get back from trick-or-treating or a party, go through their bags of Halloween candy together. Tell them to each pick the 10 or so (whatever number you decide, based on factors such as

age) treats they want the most.

Get the unpicked treats out of sight. You can donate them to a food bank or freeze them if you can't bear

to throw them out.

This can also be a good time to teach (or remind) children that it isn't just excess sugar that can lead to cavities. Snacks such as pretzels, with starches that stay in the mouth longer, can also lead to cavities,

as can fruit juices.

Letting children help decide what is a reasonable amount of candy to keep has benefits beyond good

oral health. The message isn't "candy is bad," but that candy and other sweets, in excess, can lead to cavities. Children learn two important lessons:

How to control their diets.

That what they eat relates to oral health, not just physical health.

Preventing Cavities in Children: Set a Treat Time:

With your child, set a time of day to eat Halloween candy. This ritual “treat time” may last long after Halloween and help promote healthy thinking about treats:

Children learn that eating sweets shouldn’t be an all-day feast. Moderation is key.

Knowing they have a specific sweet time can help make children less inclined to think about eating sweets at other times of the day

By v2dentistry26513402, Aug 4 2016 10:59PM

Dental Trivia

Can you believe it is time to go back to school again? While you are shopping for back to school supplies we put a list together of some dental fun facts.

Did you know?

Tooth enamel is the hardest part of your body—even harder than your bones!

If you only brush and skip flossing, you will only clean 60% of your tooth! Would you want to only clean 60% of your body? Make sure you brush AND floss twice a day.

The longer food stays in the mouth, the higher the chance for dental decay. This is why brushing and flossing before bed is crucial to good dental health.

More than 50% of people say that a smile is the first thing they notice about someone.

Giraffes only have bottom teeth.

We humans have 32 teeth, dogs have 42.

In China, September 20th is an official holiday known as “Love Your Teeth Day.”

Here at home, we love our teeth too. So while you are out picking up those school supplies don’t forget to stock up on toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. And make sure to get in your dental checkup too!

By v2dentistry26513402, Jul 19 2016 11:16PM

If you had a toothache in Germany, in the

Middle Ages, you would have been told

to kiss a donkey to cure your toothache!

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