Fun Facts about Your Teeth

Fun Facts about Your Teeth

Here at Complete Dental, we love educating patients, so we thought we put together some fun facts about your teeth.

  • Your tooth enamel is the hardest surface in your entire body.
  • Your teeth began to form even before you were born.
  • Humans have four different types of teeth which are incisors, canines, premolars and molars and which are used to tear, cut and grind food.
  • You just have two sets of teeth to last your entire life, so it’s essential to take good care of them.
  • Your teeth are unique as no other person will have teeth that are quite the same shape, size or in the same alignment as yours.
  • Over your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools.
  • During your life, you will spend approximately 38 ½ days brushing your teeth.
  • Your oral health is intimately linked to your overall health. Your risk of serious diseases including diabetes, heart disease and osteoporosis increases with poor oral health.
  • Two-thirds of your teeth are hidden underneath your gums.
  • If you knock out a tooth, store it in a little milk or inside your cheek to help preserve it for longer and come and see us straight away. There is a small chance we can save it within the first half an hour to an hour after the accident.