Our teeth are amazing! Not just that they are important for good health and life quality, not just that they are one of the smile is some of the most important and best things you could wear… Our teeth are literally, seriously amazing.
Here is our choice of 12 interesting, amazing, unusual or fun facts about human teeth, dentists, toothpaste and everything in between.
Teeth are though!
Your teeth are tougher than you might think. The enamel on their top surface is the hardest part of your body!
Teeth are like fingerprints
You might know that no two people have exactly the same fingerprints. But our teeth are unique as well! Not even identical twins have the same set of teeth, so your set of teeth is pretty much the only like that in the whole world.
We brush our teeth for more than a month
On average, Americans spend 38.5 days brushing their teeth throughout the course of their life. Sounds a lot like that, but just around 4 minutes a day is enough for proper hygiene and healthy teeth so don’t be lazy!
Two swimming pools of saliva
An average person’s mouth would produce around 25 000 quarts of saliva during their lifetime. That’s basically two swimming pools of saliva! Sounds gross, but saliva is very useful both when it comes to protecting teeth from bacteria and helping you with digestion.
Mosquitos have teeth as well
Mosquitos have teeth, and not just that – they have 47 teeth at all! On the other hand, we should be lucky that their teeth are not larger than they are…
Ash and lemon juice
In the past, people mixed lemon juice, chalk and charcoal ashes to brush their teeth. Modern toothpaste as it is today has been existed just for around 100 years.
…tongue print! Yep, not only are fingerprints and tooth-prints unique, no two tongue-prints in the world are alike.
If you don’t floss, that means you can miss cleaning even up to 35% of the surface area of your teeth. Dental hygiene is crucial! Don’t be lazy and remember to brush your teeth twice a day and flush at least once.
There’s a thing called super floss
There are many different types of floss and floss holders to make it easier to have healthy teeth. Super floss is the name for type of floss that expands in larger spaces and contracts in smaller spaces. This type of dental floss is perfect if you have wider gaps between your teeth.
At the time of his inauguration, president George Washington had only one real tooth! His teeth were made of gold, elephant ivory, hippopotamus tusk and human teeth!
Be happy you’re not a giraffe… or a snail
Giraffe has only bottom teeth, while snails have over 25 000 teeth in their head that is not longer than a pinhead.
World’s oldest dentist
The world’s earliest known dentist was from Egypt and he lived over 5000 years ago.