25 Fun Facts You Never Knew About Your Teeth
Fun Facts For A Healthy Mouth!
Our teeth! We use them everyday, but how much do you really know about them? We bet you’ll be amazed at some of these incredible facts we’ve gathered about your pearly whites.
-Your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints, no two people have the same set.
-People who drink 3 or more glasses of soda each day have 62% more tooth decay, fillings and tooth loss than others. Opt for some water instead!
-The average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.
-A tooth that gets knocked out will start to die within 15 minutes.
-About one third of your tooth is underneath your gums– that means only two-thirds of your tooths length is visible.
-In the past, people used charcoal ashes, chalk, lemon juice, and other mixtures to brush their teeth.
-Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva throughout your lifetime. It’s purpose is to protect your teeth from bacteria.
-If you knock your tooth out, put it in milk and hold it in your mouth– this will give it much better odds to help it survive. Come and see us as soon as possible.
-As a rule, if you’re right handed, you’ll chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you’ll chew on the left side.
-Humans only have two sets of teeth in their life. Baby teeth and permanent teeth. It’s vital you take excellent care of them.
-78% of Americans have had at least one cavity by the age of 17.
-Teeth start to form even before you’re born. Baby teeth start to form when the baby is in the womb, but they don’t come through the gums until they’re 6-12 months old.
-Surveys indicate that 50% of people say that someones smile is the first thing they notice.
-There are many different types of teeth! Humans alone have four different types of teeth – incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. All of which are used to cut, tear, and grind your food.
-80% of dental injuries sustained by children are to their front teeth.
-The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816, one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633, or in today’s terms, about $35,700! The tooth was set in a ring.
-Dogs have 42 teeth, cats have 30 teeth, pigs have 44 teeth, and armadillos have 104 teeth. Even mosquitos have teeth! About 47 of them.
-The first toothbrushes were tree twigs. Chewing on the tips of the twigs spread out the fibers, which were then used to clean the teeth.
Wow! We knew our teeth were special, but we hope you’ve learned some new and interesting facts about them. They really are unique and we hope you always take special care of them. The most important thing you can do for your teeth is brush and floss daily, and come and see us at least twice a year for cleanings. If it’s been over 6 months since you’ve been in, make an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you in the office!
At Angel dental care, our doctors and staff are committed to providing you with the best quality dental experience. The stress-free comfort of our offices allows our patients to relax and enjoy their appointments. With three convenient locations in Cleveland, Garfield Heights, and Akron, we are able to provide superior dental care to thousands of family’s located in Northeast Ohio.