FUN FACTS ABOUT TEETH – Did you know?

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1. The enamel on the top surface of your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.
2. An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.
3. An average human being has around 32 teeth. This includes four wisdom teeth, eight incisors, four canines, twelve molars and eight premolars
4. Today, around forty percent of people over 65 years do not have a complete set of teeth.
5. The ancient Greeks used pliers for teeth extractions.
6. In Germany, a common Middle Age custom was to kiss a donkey to relieve toothaches.
7. The ancient Chinese usually wrapped tiny parchment around their painful teeth which contained written incantations and prayers to relieve pain
8. Originally, the bristles of a toothbrush were made of cow hairs.
9. The first commercial dental floss was made in the year of 1882.
10. Most people prefer to use blue toothbrushes than red ones!

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