30 Mar 10 Surprising Facts About Teeth!
Posted by: Jodie Blades Dental Nurse NVQ Level 3
Medically reviewed by: Dr Peta Leigh BDS (Melb), BSc (Monash) Award-Winning Tooth Whitening Dentist
Brits actually don't have the worst teeth globally!
by Willow Tree Dental Centre – Fun Facts About Teeth!
Take A Look At These 10 Interesting Facts About Your Teeth!
Many of our blogs cover quite serious Dental Health topics that we love sharing with you. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the serious, so here are some weird and wonderful facts about teeth.
Some of these even surprised us! We hope you enjoy these, maybe learn something new and if not, at least you’ll have a few fun factoids to share with your friends or at the pub quiz.
Related: Are Fizzy Drinks Bad For Your Teeth?
Did You Know?
1. Nobody has a smile like yours! Your teeth prints are as unique as your fingerprints!
2. You miss cleaning around 40% of the surface of your teeth if you don’t floss
3. Half of Brits are unhappy with their smile – with discolouration and crooked teeth being their main dislikes!
4. The very first toothbrushes were twigs – people would chew the ends of the twigs and use the spread out fibres to clean their teeth.
5. Eating cheese can protect your teeth! It forms a protective layer which neutralises the acid in your plaque.
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6. Your teeth are made of Enamel and are the hardest substance in your whole body! But once they are damaged they cannot regrow – so take care of them and keep that enamel strong!
7. There are as many bacteria in your mouth as people on Earth!
8. 27% of people only visit the dentist when they have a problem! We don’t need to tell you that regular visits to the dentist is the best way to prevent said problems!
9. A snails mouth is as small as the head of a pin, but, they have around 25000 teeth in there!
10. In our lifetime we spend around 38.5 brushing our teeth!
So… how many of these facts did you already know?
If you have any questions about your own oral health or would like to book an appointment contact us today!