10 Fun Facts About Your Teeth

You might think you know your teeth but we bet you did not know all these amazing fun facts!

  1. Nails and bones are tough but teeth are tougher. The enamel on the surface is the hardest part of your whole body.
  2. You may or may not have been born with a head of hair but your teeth will definitely be in progress before you emerged into the world. Although they don't usually come through completely for another six to twelve months.
  3. Teeth come in four unique types: incisors (pointy), canines (grasp-y), premolars (grasp-y and crush-y), molars (grind-y).
  4. Unlike rabbits, whose teeth never stop growing, humans only get two sets for life. Baby teeth have a limited lifespan so once you get your permanent teeth you need to look after those beauties well.
  5. Just like fingerprints, sets of teeth are unique.
  6. It could take a lifetime but you could fill two swimming pools with the approx 25,000 litres of saliva produced by the glands in your mouth. But probably best to let it stay in the mouth and do its job of helping you digest food and repelling pesky bacteria from your teeth.
  7. Most people brush their teeth twice a day if they can. That can add up to a whopping 38.5 days over an average lifetime. An odd statistic to calculate but fascinating nonetheless.
  8. Your teeth health and general health are strongly linked. Research increasingly shows the links between poor oral health and the onset of serious diseases, including heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.
  9. Teeth look nubbly and cute but what we see is like the tip of the iceberg. A full two thirds of each tooth is hidden from site up under your gums.
  10. If your tooth gets knocked out, rinse it very gently and hold it in your mouth with some milk. It will help it survive longer and possibly reattach. That if you can make it to the dentist with a mouthful of milk and don't swallow the tooth. Alternatively, put the tooth in a small container of milk and get thee to the dentist within six hours for a change of re-implanting it.


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