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Amazing Facts About Teeth

Have you ever stopped to think about how incredible our teeth really are? Although they’re small, they are extremely important in our day-to-day lives.

Chances are, you don’t know much about your teeth. You know you need to brush them and keep them strong, but you probably don’t really know all the cool facts about your pearly whites.

Here are some fun facts about teeth.

  1. About half of all the people you encounter will notice your smile first.

  2. Your teeth actually begin forming before your born, even though they won’t appear until you’re a few months old.

  3. Over your lifetime, you will spend over 38 days brushing your teeth.

  4. Your tongue is like a fingerprint – everyone has a unique tongue print.

  5. Only about two-thirds of each tooth is visible. The other third is hidden under your gum.

  6. Toothpaste was traditionally made of chalk, ashes, lemon juice, or charcoal.

  7. Dental records are often used to identify victims at crime scenes.

  8. Teeth cannot repair themselves after they’ve been broken or damaged.

  9. Your teeth’s enamel is the strongest part of your body.

  10. We have four different kinds of teeth: incisors, canine, premolars, and molars.

  11. You will produce enough saliva over your lifetime to fill two swimming pools.

  12. A full set of adult teeth is 32. A full set of baby teeth is only 20.

  13. Tooth decay is the most common disease in children.

  14. If you’re not flossing, you’re not cleaning 35% of your tooth.

  15. Almost 8 in 10 Americas will have at least one cavity by their 17th birthday.

  16. In one day, women smile almost 8 times more often than a man.

As you can tell, our teeth are pretty important. They can do so much more for us than just bite through food and make it easy to chew.

Make sure you’re visiting your dentist regularly to ensure you’re doing everything possible to maintain your oral health. If it’s time for you to make an appointment with Dr. Anderson, contact the Kansas City, MO office today.

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