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35 Interesting Teeth Facts

Teeth is the hard and calcified structure in our mouth, used for chewing the food. It is white in color in pure form but turns yellowish to brownish when not take proper care of. Brushing your teeth 2 times a day is good for the health of your teeth. 

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35 Interesting Teeth Facts

  1. In today's age group, 42% of children suffer from tooth decay. In primitive times children did not suffer from dental decay as sugar was not part of their meal.
  2. The topmost layer of teeth called the enamel is the hardest part of the whole body.
  3. The 1st teeth we get are called primary teeth or milk teeth. Babies grow teeth before they're born, but they aren't noticeable until the baby is 6-12 months old.
  4. The tooth is the only part of body that can't heal itself.
  5. You can see only 1/3 of your teeth. The other 2/3 are hidden under your gums.
  6. Ninety percent of the diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, have connection to your oral health.
  7. Tooth decay is the second most common disease; the first being common cold.
  8. Tooth decay is the most familiar childhood disease.
  9. Your teeth are like fingerprints; they are uniquely yours.
  10. Your body produces about a quart of saliva every day, which comes out to about 10,000 gallons over a lifetime.
  11. There are four different types of teeth; canine, premolars, incisors and molars to cut, tear and grind their food.
  12. Teeth can tell a lot about you. Teeth can reveal how old are you, what you eat and drink and where on earth you may have lived.
  13. Teeth look yellow when white enamel is worn out, causing it to become translucent.
  14. Flossing is important because it allows you to take out plaque from below the gum lining, where a toothbrush can't reach.
  15. Humans spend 38.5 days of their life-time brushing their teeth.
  16. Cheese can protect your teeth. Cheese creates a protective layer around your teeth which neutralizes the acid in plaque.
  17. Dried fruit is bad for your teeth than ordinary fruit.
  18. Plaque starts to form 4 hours after brushing.
  19. In Roman times people would use sterile urine as a mouth rinse.
  20. The saliva in the mouth is responsible for protecting the teeth from bacteria.
  21. Crocodiles are more fortunate than humans, they can regrow their teeth when they lose one.
  22. Children's teeth should be brushed as soon as the first tooth shows.
  23. China celebrates "Love your teeth day" on 20th September.
  24. Amazing! but true. Mosquitoes have twice as many teeth as humans.
  25. Rat's teeth are constantly growing bigger, causing them to feel a indefinite itch.
  26. If left untreated, tooth decay in children can lead to undernourishment, problems in speaking and learning and even death.
  27. A regular toothbrush has about 2,500 bristles.
  28. The first toothbrush was made in China in 1498 using bristles from horses, hog and badgers.
  29. Changing a toothbrush after being sick helps prevent the potential of reinfection.
  30. Smokers are 3 times more likely to lose their teeth.
  31. Coconuts are naturally anti-bacterial and can help to reduce cavities and gum disease.
  32. In the middle ages, if you had a toothache, it was customary to kiss a donkey.
  33. On reaching the age of 12 or 13, most kids have lost all of their milk teeth and have a full set of permanent teeth.
  34. Imperfect teeth are considered to be cute in Japan.
  35. For being eligible to work in Antarctica, you will have to remove your wisdom teeth and appendix.
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