15 Fun Facts About TeethJune 3, 2016
Your teeth are amazing! They help you eat, allow you to speak properly, help give structure to your face, and make you look amazing when you smile. How much do you know about your teeth? We’ve put together some of the most fascinating facts about teeth for you to explore. When you’re done, you’ll appreciate your teeth even more. Plus, you might come away with your next ice breaker at dinner.
Your teeth are as unique as your fingerprints. Dental records have been used to identify victims at crime scenes!
Flossing once a day can extend your life expectancy by 6 years.
Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body.
Unlike bone, teeth do not have the ability to regenerate and heal when they are damaged.
Tooth decay is the most common childhood disease.
On average, you will produce 25,000 quarts of saliva in your lifetime. That’s enough to fill two swimming pools!
Humans have four different types of teeth: molars, premolars, canines, and incisors.
Adults have 32 teeth, while children only have 20.
Only ⅔ of your teeth are above the gum line.
Teeth start to form before a baby is born, but won’t become visible until at least 6 months after birth.
Your smile is the first thing at least 50% of people notice about you.
If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning about 35% of the surface of your teeth.
The average person will spend almost 40 days brushing their teeth throughout their lifetime.
There are more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on the planet.
Modern toothpaste has only existed for about 100 years. Older materials for cleaning teeth include charcoal, ashes, chalk, lemon juice, and more.