Amazing Facts about Human Teeth

A Good Set of Teeth is desire of every old man and women, but we often don't think much about them at a younger age. Here we will tell you some of those facts about your teeth that you might have missed. These facts will not only make you care more for them but also increase your knowledge about your own body.

Amazing facts about Human Teeth


  • A normal person spends around 38 days brushing his/her teeth in a lifetime.
  • Recommended time for brushing your teeth in 2 to 3 minutes, but still most of bush for maximum 70 secs.
  • Hardest substance in Human Body is Tooth Enamel.
  • If you drink more Soda then you have more chances of tooth decay.
  • A right handed person chews most of the food by right side teeth, while a left handed person uses left part.
  • Just like fingerprint, toothprint is also different for every person.
  • Tooth decay is the second most common disease in US. First is Common Cold.
  • Sugary foods reduces the risk of cavities. So go ahead and have some dessert after a meal.
  • Never cover your toothbrush with a cap. It increases the bacterial growth.
  • The very first toothbrush was made in China during late 1400. Bristles were made using horse and badger hair.
  • 5 Million Teeth are knocked out each year only due to sports injuries.
  • If your tooth is knocked out then put it in your mouth or milk, else it will start dying within 15 minutes. Then visit a dentist as soon as possible.
  • If we don't brush then 300 different types of bacteria can grow there.
  • Our saliva not only helps in digestion , but also protects our teeth from bacteria.
  • Only two third of our teeth are visible, rest one-third is inside our gums.
  • Our teeth start growing even when we are in womb, but they come out of skin after 6 to 9 months.
  • By the age of 17, around 78% Americans have got at least one cavity.
  • In 1816 one teeth of Sir Isaac Newton was sold for $3633. In today's currency its $36000.

Our teeth have multiple uses in our body. Here are a few.

  • They help in chewing and cutting our food into tiny pieces, which is a very important part of our digestion process.
  • They give a perfect shape to our face.
  • They make our smile better than others. Some people wear dentures just to put their teeth in right shape and look better during smiling.
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