13 Facts About Teeth

  1. Adults generally have 32 permanent teeth, including wisdom teeth.
  2. Children have 20 baby teeth that start to grow in when they are about 6 months old.
  3. Humans only have 2 sets of teeth in their lifetime.
  4. Sharks have around 40 sets of teeth in their lifetime!
  5. The enamel of your teeth is the hardest substance found in your body.
  6. Your teeth start to form before you're even born!
  7. People tend to lose their first tooth around the age of 6 or 7.
  8. The 2nd most common disease, after the common cold, is tooth decay!
  9. Crocodiles may not brush their teeth, but there are birds that will pick scraps from their teeth to help keep them clean!
  10. George Washington did not have teeth made of wood. He did, however, have dentures made from walrus, hippopotamus, and cows' teeth.
  11. The first commercial toothbrush was made in 1938.
  12. Newborns do not have the bacteria that cause tooth decay in their mouths. The bacteria is often transmitted from parents to children when they share food or give kisses!
  13. Snails can have over 25,000 teeth! Imagine having to brush and floss all of those!

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jestevens 7 years, 5 months ago

Interesting! I had no idea that snails had so many teeth. And what did people do before toothbrushes????

Karrey Britt 7 years, 5 months ago

Great post. Learned some interesting facts. Maybe it will come in handy during a Trivia game someday.

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