Is oral hygiene important? All of us are familiar with the daily routine connected with our teeth and mouth cavities. Our grinders allow us eating, talking, chewing and smiling. However, there are so many facts you don’t know about our small helpers. Encourage yourself and your children to learn more about teeth. This will help your smile to stay beautiful for a long period of time. Here are some exciting facts about teeth.
1. Teeth Sets
Different species of animals have different sets of teeth. Human-beings are “equipped” with only 2 sets of teeth throughout their life-time. Meanwhile sharks have got up to 40 sets! So, as you can see, the difference is drastic!
2. First Glance The American Academy of Periodontology conducted a study. The results have shown that smile is the first feature noticed about the other person.
This substance has so many functions that it is hard to realize its importance. Saliva helps to digest food. It also protects your grinders from harmful bacteria. Throughout the lifetime, a human’s organism normally produces 25.000 quarts of this substance.
4. The Most Expensive Tooth
Did you know that the most expensive tooth was Sir Isaac Newton’s one? Back in 1816 one of his pearls was sold. This happened in London. The tooth cost $3,633 then. Now this sum equals to almost $35,700! By the way, the tooth was placed in a ring.
5. When Teeth Start To Form?
A child’s teeth start forming before birth. Baby teeth, known also as milk teeth, begin their formation when a baby is inside its mother’s belly. However, the teeth don’t show up until the infant turns 6 or even 12 months old.
6. Quantity Of Teeth
Normally an adult has 32 teeth (unless one or two of them disappeared). Teeth have their own names. You should know that there are 4 canines, 8 incisors, 8 premolars and 12 molars (along with the wisdom-teeth). You can memorise this names in order to simplify your explanation at the dentist’s.
7. Oral Hygiene
Make your oral hygiene exciting! People in America buy almost 14 million gallons of toothpaste yearly. Moreover, throughout a lifetime, a usual person normally spends up to 38 days brushing the teeth. Agree, this time should be spent with fun!
8. Tooth Fairy
This magic creature has earned some capital. Back in 1950 it received 25 cents for 1 tooth. Back it 1988 the tax raised up to $1. Nowadays the tooth fairy receives at least $2 for every tooth.
9. Teeth Cannot
Be Self-Repaired Bones of human-beings are able to repair themselves. Other areas (for example teeth and tissue) are not able to do this. That is why dentistry as a science and practice has appeared. Now we are able to use fillings for cavities, teeth replacement for lost teeth etc. to make our smiles perfect.
10. Visibility Of Teeth
Only 2/3 of a person’s teeth are visible in the mouth cavity. The remaining 1/3 is the root. The tooth’s root hides itself under the gums.
11. Teeth Types
Teeth have many different types. Human-beings have 4 types of teeth. They are molars, premolars, canines and incisors. We grind, chew, cut and tear food with the help of them.