13 Intresting Facts About Your Teeth

Your teeth are just wonderful! They help you to eat well, allow you to speak properly and audibly, help give structure to your fine face, and make you look much more handsome or beautiful when you smile.

But how much do you really know about your teeth? 

Health This Moment has put together some of the most jaw breaking facts about teeth for you to enjoy.

When you are done, you will appreciate your teeth even more than before. Plus, you might be more knowledgeable about it in future time.

Now here are 13 facts about your teeth:

1. Your teeth are just as unique as your fingerprints - that is no two human beings have the same teeth. Dental records have been used to identify victims at crime scenes!

2. Your teeth can tell what age bracket your true age, so before you lie to the police think twice.

3. If you floss at least once a day, you can extend your life expectancy by 6 years.

This is because so many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning about 35% of the surface of your teeth.

4. The topmost layer of your teeth is called 'enamel'.
The enamel is the hardest substance in your whole body.

5. Your teeth do not have the ability of repairing and healing itself when damaged, unlike the bones.

That is why it is advised that dental care is taken seriously because once they are gone, you must live with false teeth.

Although, there are stem cells in our teeth which are being studied to regrow human teeth.

6. Your teeth start to form before you were born, but won’t become visible until at least six months after birth.

7. On the average, as a person you will spend almost 40 days brushing your teeth throughout your lifetime.

8. As a human being, you use four different types of teeth (incisors, canine, premolars, and molars) to cut, tear and grind your food respectively.

9. Adults have 32 teeth, while children only have 20, and as humans, you can only have two sets of teeth in your entire lifetime—baby teeth and permanent teeth.

Once you have your permanent teeth, make sure you take good care of them.

10. Before toothpaste was invented, people use charcoal, ashes, chalk, and lemon juice to clean their teeth even Kings and Queens.

Funny fact- During the Middle Ages, kissing a donkey is the only treatment for painful teeth in Germany, IMAGINE THAT.

11. One third of your tooth is below your gums—that means only two thirds of your tooth’s length is visible to the human eyes.

12. The world's population stands at over 7.5 billion people and counting, but there are more bacteria living in your mouth alone. BELIEVE THAT.

13. On the average, you can produce an amazing 25,000 quarts of saliva – enough to fill two swimming pools in your entire life time.

Saliva helps in digestion and protects you from the bacteria in your mouth.

In conclusion, your teeth is more impressive than you think. So, do not ever play with your oral health as there is more knowledge lurking inside your mouth.

Brush, floss, and rinse with mouthwash, and visit your dentist at least twice a year.

13 Intresting Facts About Your Teeth 13 Intresting Facts About Your Teeth Reviewed by Aremu Segun on November 26, 2017 Rating: 5

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