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Human Facts

Children begin to develop their primary teeth 6 weeks after conception while in their mothers womb.

If you don't floss, you miss cleaning 35% of your tooth surfaces.

A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes, but if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth it will survive longer. See a dentist ASAP!

Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body.

In the middle ages, people believed that dogs teeth boiled in wine made an excellent mouth rinse for tooth decay prevention.

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph!

Approximately $2 billion a year is spent on dental products a year in the United States . (toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and toothbrushes)

Regular dental cleanings can help prevent heart attacks.

Tooth Decay is the 2nd most common disease in the U.S. after the common cold.

U.S. and Japanese studies have found that black or green tea has antibacterial powers that help prevent cavities and gum disease

Most children are brought to the dentist for their visit at the age of three.

Certain cheeses including Aged Cheddar, Swiss and Monterey Jack, have been found to protect teeth from decay.

Today's tooth fairy needs a lot more silver than she did in 1900 when she left an average of twelve cents. In 1998, the tooth fairy left an average of one dollar.

Over three million miles of dental floss is purchased in North America each year .

George Washington - first President of the United States was the most famous dental patient of Dr. Greenwood. He had several sets of dentures that were made out of ivory. His teeth were not made out of wood!

It takes 17 muscles to smiles and 27 muscles to frown.

An average human produces 25,000 quarts of spit in a lifetime, thats enough to fill two swimming pools.

Animal Facts

Dogs have 42 teeth while cats have 30 teeth

Sharks have an unlimited supply of teeth.

An Elephant's tooth can weigh over 6 pounds. That's heavier than a big jug of milk!

Rabbits, squirrels and rodents teeth never stop growing. They keep them worn down by gnawing on hard foods like bark. 

Turtles and Tortoises are toothless.

A mosquito has 47 teeth.

Fangs are not found in all snakes, but all snakes do have teeth, usually 6 rows worth. The teeth are curved backwards, just like the barbs on a fishing hook which keeps their prey from escaping.

"Long in the Tooth", meaning "old", was originally used to describe horses. As a horse ages, their gums recede, giving the impression that their teeth are growing in length. The longer the teeth look, the older the horse.


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