The Whole Tooth - Dental Trivia

November 20, 2013 | Posted in Uncategorized

Here is some fun dental trivia.....

 *  The average human produces 25,000 quarts of saliva (spit) in a lifetime.  That is enough to fill 2 swimming pools!

 *  The Statue of Liberty's mouth is 3 feet wide.

 *  Children begin to develop their primary teeth 6 weeks after conception while in their mother's womb.

 *  100 years ago, 1/2 of adults in North America were toothless.

 *  Teeth are the hardest substance in the human body.

 *  Colgate introduced aromatic toothpaste in a jar in 1873.  They later introduced dental cream in collapsable tubes in 1896.

 *  Dogs have 42 teeth, while cats have 30 teeth.

*  The mammal that has the most teeth is the long snouted spinner dolphin with 252 teeth.