Posted on Jun 18, 2021 91
Teeth are probably the most important part of the body. Without them it is impossible to eat normally, which, in turn, can easily lead to digestive disorders, so you should pay as much attention to dental health as possible. No one is thrilled about visits to the dentist, but this is the case when you need to overpower yourself and take care of your teeth after all.
Interesting Facts about Teeth
- The teeth are the only organ in the human body that does not regenerate. Even nerve cells, contrary to popular myth, regenerate, albeit slowly.
- In ancient Egypt, dead people’s teeth were used as implants.
- Rodents have teeth that grow throughout their lives, so they have to chew on something constantly to grind them down. A prime example of this would be hamsters, for example.
- Giraffes only have teeth on their lower jaw.
- The enamel covering our teeth is the densest substance in the human body.
- Dental impressions are as unique as fingerprints or iris patterns.
- The common snail has about 25,000 tiny teeth.
- And the largest creature on Earth, the blue whale, has no teeth at all.
- Elephants grow up to nine new molar teeth during their lifetime. When the last ones wear out, the elephant either starves to death or is fed by his relatives.
- About 98% of all the calcium in your body is in your teeth.
- The strength of human teeth is comparable to that of the white shark.
- Drill bits for drills always have a diamond head because only it can drill through tooth enamel.
- Careful chewing of carrots can quite replace brushing your teeth because of the fibrous nature of this vegetable.
- About 53 million liters of toothpaste are sold in the U.S. each year. And that’s although some people prefer to use toothpaste, which is not included in these statistics.
- The world’s first electric toothbrush was invented and designed shortly after World War II in Switzerland.
- In the United States, Rhode Island, it is illegal to sell toothbrushes on Saturdays.
- In 17th century France, aspiring dentists practiced extracting teeth by pulling nails nailed into a board.
- The ancient Incas made artificial teeth out of quartz.