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By Dr. Charles Bohle
January 20, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Today's Tooth Trivia

tooth triviaHere is some tooth trivia to help break up your day!

Did you know that your teeth are the hardest substance in the human body?  They are harder that your most dense bone.  Think about how easy it is to break a finger or toe and how hard it is to break a healthly tooth.

Humans have 32 teeth, cats have 30 teeth, dogs have 42 teeth and pigs have 44 teeth.  It looks like teeth are different for different animals.

The Egyptians invented toothpaste over 5,000 years ago.  In fact the Egyptians were very much medically advanced which is shown by the mummies who have survived all these years.  They also did the first root canal on a tooth.

Some reptiles have up to 3,000 teeth during their lifetime.  Where humans only have a set number of teeth and if lost are gone forever, reptile can produce as many teeth as are needed.  If a tooh is lost another comes in.  Sharks do the same thing.

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