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Interesting Facts About Your Teeth

Your teeth are a vital part of your body and it is important that you know how to look after them and attend regular dental appointments so that your dentists can look out for the things that you can’t see. Did you know about these unusual facts?

Your Teeth Are Like Your Fingerprint

This is why dental records are sometimes used to identify people. Even identical twins have unique teeth.

Part Of Your Tooth Is Hidden

About a third of each of your tooth is underneath your gums. This is why it is just as important to take care of your gums.

Your Enamel Is The Hardest Part Of Your Body

The enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth. It’s primary purpose is to protect your teeth.

Your Mouth Contains Lots Of Bacteria

Your mouth is home to 300 types of bacteria. Plaque contains millions of bacteria. Some of this bacteria is responsible for converting sugar and other carbohydrates into the acids which eat away at your teeth.

Your Teeth Are The Only Part Of Your Body That Can’t Heal Itself

Your teeth are coated in enamel which is not a living tissue, so they can’t repair.


Before the toothpaste we use today was invented, around 100 years ago, humans used lots of different mixtures including crushed oyster shells, ground chalk, charcoal, pulverised brick, lemon juice and salt.

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