10 More Fun Facts about Teeth

Teeth are one of the most interesting parts of our bodies! Here are 10 more interesting facts about them. To check out our original list, click here!

  1. No two people have the exact same set of teeth, meaning a person’s teeth are as unique as their fingerprints!
  2. In the 1800s, people who had false teeth in England ate in their bedrooms before gatherings and events at the dinner table. This unique Victorian tradition protected them against the embarrassment of having their teeth ‘fall off’ while dining.
  3. In Germany, a common Middle Age custom was to kiss a donkey to relieve toothaches.
  4. Today, around forty percent of people over 65 years do not have a complete set of teeth.
  5. Dentists would recommend that you keep your toothbrush at least six feet away from your toilet to avoid many airborne particles that results from flushing.
  6. The bristles of toothbrushes were originally made from the hair of hogs and cows.
  7. A tooth that has been knocked out starts to die within 15 minutes, but if you put it in milk or hold it in your mouth, it will survive longer.
  8. If you’re right handed, you will chew your food on your right side. If you’re left handed, you will tend to chew your food on your left side.
  9. Tooth decay is the second most common disease in the US, after the common cold.
  10.  The first braces were made in France in 1728, and were made of a strip of metal attached to the teeth using pieces of thread.