Fun Facts About Teeth


  1. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
  2. Teeth have three main functions: break down food, enable us to pronounce words, and shaping the face.
  3. Over 300 different bacteria are found in the plague on teeth.
  4. The average person spends 48 seconds per day brushing their teeth. Dentists recommend 2-4 minutes per brushing.
  5. Teeth are a lasting record of our personal history. Teeth reveal how old you are, what you have been eating and drinking, and where on Earth you may have lived.
  6. Tooth prints, like finger-prints, are unique to each person.
  7. If you don’t floss your teeth you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth.
  8. The earlier dentist known and recorded in the world was Hsei-Ri an Egyptian who lived more than 5,000 years ago.
  9. Hsei-Ri used a tooth powder composed of herbs, crushed rock salts and pepper.
  10. 78% of Americans have at least one cavity by age 17.



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