Fun facts about teeth

The enamel on the surface of the tooth is the hardest part of the entire body!  It is even harder than our bones.

No two humans have the exact same set of teeth.  The teeth are as unique as a fingerprint.

The average person spends 38 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.

If you are right handed, you are more likely to chew food on your right side.  If you’re left handed, you are more likely to chew food on the left side.

The average woman smiles 62 times a day.  The average man smiles 8 times a day.

The first toothbrushes were made from twigs!

Dental plaque, or tartar, forms from bacteria that grow along the teeth when a person doesn’t brush.  Over time it builds up and causes tooth decay.

Severe dental plaque:

plaque

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