interesting facts about teeth

September 29, 2009 | In: Medical facts

You get 2 sets of teeth in your lifetime. The first set is your baby teeth. You will start to lose your baby teeth at around 6-7 years of age. By the time your 21 years old, you will only have permanent teeth.

Dentists have recommended that a toothbrush be kept at least six (6) feet away from a toilet to avoid airborne particles resulting from the flush.

An adult human has 32 permanent teeth.

Dinosaur teeth come in a huge range of sizes and shapes–daggers, knives, shears, pegs, combs, rakes, filelike rasps, crushing batteries, and vices.

Before toothbrushes were invented people used twigs or their fingers to brush their teeth.

Cats have 26 baby teeth and 30 permanent teeth. Dogs have 26 baby teeth and 42 permanent teeth.

In our life we produce about 10000 gallons of saliva and as we age the saliva secretions decreases making as more prone to dental diseases.

40% of people over 65 do not have all of their teeth.

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4 Responses to interesting facts about teeth



October 25th, 2009 at 11:33 am

this site doesn’t tell you much does it



November 10th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

no, no it doesn’t.


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November 14th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

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July 26th, 2010 at 11:18 am

The first toothbrushes — used in China in the 1400′s — were made from hog bristles.

Later versions used the wiry hairs of horses and badgers.

Nylon-bristle toothbrushes came into vogue in the 1930′s — and we’ve managed to keep hog-, horse- and badger-hairs out of our mouths ever since!

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