The D List
Size of a sheet of paper that can be folded into an origami tooth. For instructions, go to bit.ly/toothfolding.
Number of teeth lost over time by people in the U.S. with diabetes, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s twice the number lost by people without the disease.
Number of times we chew during an average meal, according to Swedish researchers.
Recommended age for the Calico Critters Country Dentist play set, which includes a reclining chair with spit sink, swiveling stool, tray, surgical mask, patient bib, toothbrushes and dental instruments. The dentist is a bunny.
Predicted value of the worldwide medical ceramics market by 2020, according to the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Dental implants are the largest application of medical ceramics.
The ranking for orthodontist in U.S. News & World Report’s best jobs listing for 2016. Dentist was second.
Amount the United Kingdom’s National Health Service could save each year on dental treatments—the equivalent of 364,000 checkups—if all 12-year-olds across the U.K. chewed sugar-free gum after eating or drinking, according to the British Dental Journal.