10 fun things about teeth!

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1. The enamel is the only substance in the human body that cannot regenerate itself.

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2. Baby teeth start forming before you are born.

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3. Humans use four different types of teeth (incisors, canine, premolars, and molars) to cut, tear and grind their food.

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4. Humans have only two sets of teeth in their entire lifetime—baby teeth and permanent teeth. Once you have your permanent teeth, make sure you take good care of them.

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5. 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.

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6. Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That’s enough to fill two swimming pools.

 

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

 

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8. The largest tooth ever recorded weighed 214 pounds and was 138 inches long. It belonged to… You guessed it, an elephant!

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9. One third of your tooth is underneath your gums—that means only two thirds of your tooth’s length is visible.

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10. Sharks can shed approximately 35 000 teeth in a lifetime.

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