Facts About Teeth

Fun Facts about Teeth

Facts about teeth are probably the furthest things from your mind when you get ready to eat a large steak or a hard piece of candy.  However, there are a lot of things related to your teeth that you may find very interesting.  This article is going to explore some of the facts related to your pearly whites so you will appreciate them even more when you begin to eat.

Teeth are very hard and may feel like bone to you.  While this may be the feeling you get when you touch them, teeth are not made of bone.  They are actually made of four different types of tissues that vary based on how dense they are and just how hard they are.  One of the four is enamel.  This is probably something that you have heard of before.  It is interesting to know that this is the hardest substance that is found in your body.

When you research facts about teeth you are going to find out that all humans end up having 32 permanent teeth in their lifetime.  We all have different types of teeth (molars, canines, incisors and premolars) in our mouths and they all serve very different purposes.  They all have a different job when it comes to eating and chewing our food.

We all begin to develop teeth as soon as we are born.  Most of the time, children will have their first teeth by the time they are six or seven months old.  They are usually going to come in up top and in the front of their mouths when they do begin to break through.  Children will usually have at least 20 teeth by the time they are two years old.  These are called milk teeth.  However, I am sure that you understand that we all loose our teeth.  Your child is most likely going to loose their first tooth by the time they are age seven.  This is one of the many interesting facts about teeth.

More interesting facts about teeth relate to the way that we care for our teeth.  We all use toothpaste and toothbrushes to keep our teeth clean.  You may not realize it, but toothbrushes were usually made from the hairs of hogs or cows in ancient times.  These hairs made up the bristles in the toothbrush and that is what was used to clean your teeth.

Today, thousands of people work very hard in order to make their teeth whiter.  There are some facts about teeth related to whitening them as well.  First of all, if you have any false teeth at all, they are not going to whiten when you take steps to make your teeth whiter.  Next, your teeth may become very sensitive if you work on whitening them.  This is a normal side effect that you need to be aware of so that you understand what is going on if they feel different.  Third, if you have gum disease you should not whiten your teeth.  Finally, it is a good idea to have your teeth professionally cleaned before you start whitening them.  This is going to get rid of any surface stains and dirt before you begin.

So, there you have it, some interesting facts about teeth.  There is a lot to learn about teeth if you take the time to learn.  From toothpaste, toothbrushes and whitening measures, there are numerous things you could learn if you were interested in learning about these wonderful tools.  It is interesting to learn about how toothpaste and toothbrushes have developed and how far they have come.  You may be amazed at what you will actually find out.