Now often you do listen to your Eugene dentist talk about some of the interesting tidbits of your mouth, and often, some dentists like to talk about oral health in general, but did you know that you actually can learn more about teeth, not just your own, but other animals and such as well? Well, you’re about to learn some interesting dental facts that you probably haven’t heard of before, so that by the end of this, you’ll be able to tell your friends all about the cool acts that you’ve learned regarding teeth.
Now the first, is that if you flossed every single day, the length of the perimeter of the floss if you put it all out would be the perimeter of a baseball diamond! That’s huge, and in just one year you can do that.
Now, did you know that birds lack teeth? They sure do. Often, if they eat a hard food, they end up swallowing stones or even some grits in order to break this down. It would probably be a lot easier to have teeth, but they apparently weren’t so lucky.
On average, women typically smile about 62 times a day, when men only do eight times a day. That’s surprising, because often women are told they don’t smile, but in truth, it’s actually the opposite. Guys don’t necessarily smile as much as many people think they do.
On average, if you took all of the time that you sent brushing your teeth throughout your entire life, you would be spending about 38 ½ days doing that, which is quite a bit of time. Over a month of your life is spent brushing your teeth, so make it worth your while.
Only 40 percent of young people from ages 6-19 have had cavities. That might seem like a lot, but that’s actually down by over 50% from a decade ago! With the development of fluoridated toothpastes, it’s really helped a person keep their oral heath in check.
Now, in the middle ages, they used a very interesting means of cleaning their teeth. They would use the tooth of a dog and boil it in wine. It was then used as a mouth rinse in order to prevent tooth decay. Sounds tasty, right? Well, I don’t necessarily think that, but it might’ve somewhat helped with tooth decay.
There is an animal called the Egyptian plover, which is commonly known as the crocodile bird. This animal is known for flying into a coprolite’s mouth and cleaning their teeth. Isn’t that nice of them? Guess they want to keep those chompers nice and healthy as well.
Now, you might be wondering what toothpastes were made out of before it was highly commercialized today. Well, typically they were in a powder form and they did contain soap and chalk. It probably wasn’t as hygienic and as healthy as it is today, and it probably didn’t taste as good as it does as well.
Now, there is an interesting law out there, and if you live in Vermont, you should consider this. It’s actually illegal for women to ear false teeth without their husband’s permission. Crazy, right? Well, I don’t know how enforced that is, but it is interesting.
Finally, there are actually different animals that have different numbers of teeth. While we only have 32, some animals have way more. An armadillo has 104 teeth, and a pig has 44 of them. Imagine being the one to have to clean 104 teeth every single day. The armadillo would probably need a huge toothbrush in order to do that sort of thing.
There are many crazy facts out there about teeth, and this article told you a few of them and what they’re about. If you want to know more, you can always ask your Eugene dentist about this, for they can tell you a lot about what is going on with other creatures, and some interesting facts. Trivia is very interesting, and for some of us, learning about these facts will definitely pique our interest, allowing us to expand our knowledge and make us more interested in the world around us too.