Bet you didn’t know that the soreness you feel when you burn your mouth on mozzarella cheese has a name – pizza palette.

Or that only the common cold beats tooth decay as the most prevalent disease in the United States – even though a third of us make it all the way to the age of 17 without ever getting a cavity.

Or that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints. In fact, even identical twins have different “dental fingerprints!”

In fact, there’s probably all kinds of things you didn’t know about your most important orifice – your mouth.

Read on for more rocking trivia that’ll stump even your most Cliff Clavin-like friends.

Q. Guess who worked as a silversmith, a copper plate engraver, a dentist, and still found time to warn the countryside when the Brits were coming?

Paul Revere
     A. Paul Revere

Q. And who do you suppose daydreamed of the westerns he would someday write while cleaning an unlucky patient’s teeth?

Zane Grey
     A. Zane Grey

Q. What fearless female shattered the fluoride ceiling when she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1866?

1st Female Dentist
     A. Lucy Hobbs Taylor

Q. What famous artist depicted his stone-faced dentist as a farmer in “American Gothic”?

Grant Wood- American Gothic Painter
     A. Grant Wood

Actress Jill St Jo
Actress Jill St. John
Q. Which celebrities have donned braces to make their smiles even more glamorous after achieving stardom?

Diana Ross
Carol Burnett
Jack Klugman
     A. If you guessed Diana Ross, Carol Burnett, Cher, Jill St. John or Jack Klugman, you’re right!

Athletic Mouth guard
Q. How many athletes avoid dental tragedy each year by covering their pearly whites with mouth guards?

     A. 200,000

Yummy Cheese!
Q. What delectable dairy delights should you chomp on to keep your smile sparkling white?

     A. Cheese! Specifically,( Aged Cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack)

Q. Which Michigan city was the first in the United States to protect its citizens’ teeth by fluoridating the water?

Grand Rapids
     A. Grand Rapids