Did you know? Interesting facts about teeth.

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  1. No two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint, so be proud of your unique set of teeth.


  1. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.


  1. Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many uses, including assisting you with your digestion and protects your teeth from bacteria in your mouth.


  1. Modern toothpaste has only been available for the past hundred years. Before this invention, humans used charcoal or ground chalk, ashes, lemon juice, and honey-tobacco mixtures to clean their teeth!


  1. Even before toothbrushes were invented, people used their fingers and twigs in cleaning their teeth.


  1. As people age, their salivary secretions also decrease making them more susceptible to dental diseases.


  1. About one in every 2000 babies is born with biological teeth


  1. We have 4 different types of teeth with four different functions: biting, tearing, crushing, grinding.


  1. Eat plenty of detergent foods to keep your teeth clean. Examples include apples, carrots, celery and other raw vegetables and fruits.


  1. Toothpicks have been made of a variety of products besides wood. In ancient times, people used picks made of bone, quills, silver, and gold.


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