Some Interesting Oral Health Facts

Here are some fun and interesting facts about your mouth and everything it contains, like the teeth, gums, and tongue.

The Teeth

The four types of teeth are incisors, canine, premolars, and molars.

Teeth start forming before one is born but erupt only between six and 12 months of age.

ยท Humans have two sets of teeth in their lifetime; sharks have 40.

Two-third of a tooth is beneath the gums.

Children have 20 teeth; adults have 32.

The Teeth

Teeth are as unique as fingerprints. No two people have similar teeth.

Teeth are alive like bones with their blood supply and nerves and can die. If a tooth is knocked out, it begins to die within 15 minutes.

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the body. But acids and chlorine can wear it down.

The Tongue

The tongue is made of eight muscles and is the most flexible muscle in the body

The tongue is still working even when one is resting or sleeping

The average person could have between 2,000 and 10,000 taste buds on the tongue




Gums And Oral Health

Saliva is essential for us to taste anything.

We produce about 37,854 liters of saliva in our lifetime.

Plaque is made up of bacteria in the mouth

Oral health is associated with many diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis.





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