Did You Know??!!

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Did You Know??!!!


  • An elephants tooth is heavier than a jug of milk!

  • Minnows have teeth in their throat!

  • A mosquito has 47 teeth!

  • Certain cheese including aged cheddar, Swiss, and Monterey Jack have been found to protect teeth from decay!

  • A crocodile replaces his teeth over 40 times in a lifetime!

  • On a daily basis, your mouth is home to over 100,000 micro-creatures who are swimming, feeding, reproducing, and depositing waist into your mouth?!!

  • 50% of people say that smiles are the first thing that they notice about someone!

  • 1950 heart throb James Dean had NO front teeth!! He wore a bridge to replace them!

  • Regular dental cleanings can help to prevent heart disease!

  • Adults have 32 teeth and children have 20 teeth!

  • A sneeze shoots out across the room over 600 mph!

  • Children begin to develop their primary teeth 6 weeks after conception, while still in their mother’s womb!

  • The average human produces 25,000 gallons of saliva in a lifetime, that’s enough to fill 2 swimming pools!!

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

  • The enamel on the top surface of your teeth is the hardest part of your entire body!

  • Children should start seeing the dentist at age 1!

  • Jaw muscles contract with a force as great as 55 pounds of pressure on your front anterior teeth and 200 pounds of pressure on your back molar teeth!

  • Some common tooth remedies from ancient times are to boil and earthworm in oil and put the oil in your ear or to make loose teeth firm, tie a frog around your neck!

  • An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over a life-time!

  • According to Time Magazine survey, 59% of Americans would rather sit in a dental chair then sit next to someone on the phone!

  • The mammal that has the most teeth is the long snouted spinner dolphin that has 252!!

  • Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes!

  • If you don’t floss your teeth you will miss cleaning 40% of your tooth surface!

  • More than 300 types of bacteria make up dental plaque!

  • The average woman smiles about 62 times a day, the average man smiles about 8 times a day!!

  • Kids laugh about 400 times a day, adults laugh about 15 times a day!

  • Giraffes only have bottom teeth!

  • The first toothbrushes were tree twigs!

  • A snail’s mouth is about the size of a pin head but can have over 25,000 teeth!!

  • Most Americans did not brush their teeth twice a day until after World War II. The military required soldiers to brush twice a day to keep their teeth healthy. Other reason to thank a Veteran!!

  • A dog has 42 teeth, a cat has 30 teeth, pigs have 44 teeth but an armadillo has 104 teeth!

  • The crocodile bird flies into the open mouth of the crocodile and cleans it’s teeth for it!



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