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Amazing Teeth Facts We Bet You Wish You Knew Earlier

Some amazing facts are related to the teeth. These facts are not only related to the human teeth alone but also include some of the popular animals. Here we go!

  • A senior dental surgeon associated with a renowned hospital London says, our tooth prints are just like our finger prints – they’re unique to every individual.
  • Children break into a smile as many as 400 times a day. In contrast to this overwhelmingly frequency, adults laugh hardly 15 times on an average.
  • We consume about 14 million gallons of toothpaste annually.
  • Dentists at Wimbledon Dental confirm, the majority of people invariably choose blue toothbrushes over the red ones.
  • Kids in the US spend nearly half a million dollars a year only on chewing guns.
  • For a giraffe, there’re only teeth at the bottom.
  • Dogs have 42 teeth, whereas cats have 30, pigs have 44 and armadillo has 104.
  • Snails have a mouth no larger than a pin-head, yet they can have more than 25,000 teeth.
  • Elephants grind their molar teeth, which lead to the growth of new ones. This incident repeats itself 6 times all their life.
  • The blue whale is the largest mammal on the planet; it feeds only on tiny shrimps because it is toothless.
  • A crocodile opens its jaws wide and allows the crocodile bird to fly into the open mouth. The bird cleans the reptile’s teeth.
  • When you ignore flossing, you miss cleaning about 40% of the mouth.
  • The harmful plaque buildup in your teeth consists of more than 300 different types of bacteria.
  • People drinking soda regularly are 62% more prone to develop tooth decay and tooth loss.
  • A can of soda has 10 to 12 teaspoons of sugar to damage your teeth and the gums.
  • On an average, people brush their teeth anywhere within 45 and 70 seconds. The recommended span is 2 to 2-and-half minutes.
  • The average woman smiles 62 times a day, whereas her male counterpart smiles ony 8 times.
  • The enamel of our tooth is the hardest substance in our body.
  • The dentist says every human being has a different tongue print too.
  • Right-handers chew foods on their right jaws while left-handers use their left jaws.

Keep watching this space as we intend to come up with more interesting teeth facts in near future.

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