Fun teeth facts

Your smile is more than a set of teeth. Your smile has a story to tell, and it’s an interesting one. Here are a couple fun teeth facts to impress your dentist with!

  1. Teeth are the only part of the body that can’t repair themselves! That’s why you need to visit the dentist often and take care of your pearly whites. 
  2. No two people have the same set of teeth. They are just as unique as your fingerprints and face.
  3. A German dentist pulled the world’s longest known tooth that measured at 1.46 inches. It became clear pretty quickly why the patient had experienced such severe dental pain!
  4. According to the Mohs hardness scale, tooth enamel measures at a 5. This means it’s about as hard as steel.
  5. Baby teeth are just as important as adult teeth, as they provide a guide for adult teeth to grow into.
  6. In the animal kingdom, their teeth can tell dolphins’ age. Just like trees, they develop rings around their teeth as the years go by.
  7. Another fun tooth fact from the animal kingdom has to do with sharks. Did you know they constantly lose their teeth? They lose at least one tooth a week!
  8. Many people believe that teeth are bones, but this isn’t true! Teeth are very similar to bones, but they don’t produce bone marrow, so they can’t be classified the same.
  9. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body, even harder than bones!
  10. The first official toothbrush commercial aired in 1938, and the first toothpaste was introduced in 1908. That’s a lot more recent than you’d think!

Don’t wait to share these fun teeth facts with your dentist, schedule an appointment now! Call us at (573) 243-5200 or stop by Jackson Dental’s office at 3100 E Jackson Blvd., Jackson, Mo., to get schedule your visit.