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20 Most Interesting Facts About Teeth

20 Most Interesting Facts About Teeth

20 Most Interesting Facts About Teeth


We all already know that teeth are an essential part of our body's health and normal functioning. The basics and importance of oral hygiene, which involves brushing your teeth at least 2 times a day, using a floss or interdental brushes and visiting a dentist every 6 months, should never be overlooked and emphasized. Knowing the anatomy and function of your teeth is the first step to protecting them and their health.

 

How fascinating our teeth are in our body are the number of lesser known facts that give us even better insight and understanding of teeth and dental medicine. We have put together a list of the most interesting and surprising facts for you that we believe will be an interesting summer read 

 

1.       Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for a minimum of two minutes. On average, people only brush their teeth for 48 seconds.

 

2.       Dental enamel is the hardest tissue in the human body.

 

3.       Infant, baby teeth begin to form even before your birth, during the growth of the baby during pregnancy, and come out when the baby is 6-12 months of age.

 

4.       A dental imprint is like a fingerprint unique to each person, which means that there are no two people with the same dental string. You can be proud of your unique smile.

 

5.       . Mouths produce more than 25,000 liters of saliva in a lifetime, enough to fill two pools. The function of saliva in the mouth is significant because it creates the necessary protection on the teeth against bacteria and further plaque and caries formation.

 

6.       . More than 300 species of bacteria participate in the formation of dental plaque.

 

7.       The development of many diseases is associated with oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

 

8.       Two thirds of your teeth are located under the gums, and only one third of the length of your teeth is visible in the oral cavity.

 

9.       .In the case of a crack or tooth fall, it is best to put it in milk or keep it in your mouth. Otherwise, the tooth begins to decay after 15 minutes. In case of an accident like this, visit your dentist immediately.

 

10.   The first brush was invented in China in the 1400s. At that time, the fibers were made up to the animal hairs of horses and badgers.

 

11.   The use of toothpaste has been around for many years. The ancient Romans, for example, used toothpaste made from honey and crushed eggs.

 

12.   In the past, a combination of various foods that were considered good for oral hygiene and cleanliness of teeth such as coal, ash, chalk, lemon juice and similar preparations was used for toothbrush.

 

13.   Dental floss was first manufactured in 1882.

 

14.   Dental fillings have been used for thousands of years, as evidenced by the finding of Egyptian mummies that have found dental fillings.

 

15.   If you are right-handed, in most cases you will chew the food on the right side of the oral cavity. If you are left-handed, you will tend to chew the food on your left.

 

16.   People who drink 3 or more glasses of carbonated beverage a day have 62% more caries, dental fillings and lost teeth than other people. If you have identified yourself in this percentage, be sure to replace carbonated drinks with fresh water or healthy fruit juice.

 

17.   On average, 78% of people have had at least one dental caries by the age of 17.

 

18.   Women laugh on average 62 times a day, while men laugh about 8 times a day on average. Children laugh about 400 times a day, adults only 15 times a day.

 

19.   It is assumed that each person spends around 38 days brushing their teeth throughout their lives.

 

20.   Pigs have 44 teeth, dogs 42 teeth, cats 30 teeth, and grazing as many as 104 teeth.

 

Take care of your teeth with the help and advice of our always-ready dental team. And don't forget that a nice smile always opens all the doors .


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