Oral Health Month – Dental Facts!

Check out some interesting facts below! More to be added throughout the month of April!


Q: Who Invented the first toothbrush?
A: William Addis in (about) the year 1780!

Q: What animal has the most teeth?
A: Snails! Snails can have anywhere from 14000-25000 teeth!

 

Q: Did you know?
A: A roll of floss can be up to 200 yards long!

Q: Did you know…
A: The crocodile has the strongest bite!

 

Q: Did you know…?
A: Dentistry is one of the oldest medical professions, dating back to 7000 B.C.

Q: Who was the first dentist?
A: Hesy-Re was an Egyptian scribe who lived around 2600 B.C. and is recognized as the first dental practitioner.

 

Q: Did you know…?
A: Tooth enamel is one of the hardest materials on earth!

Q: If tooth enamel is so strong… why does it erode?
A: despite its resilience… tooth enamel has a weakness: acid-producing bacteria

 

Q: Did you know…?
A: Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different

Q: What was ancient toothpaste made of?
A: ingredients could include: powder of ox hooves, ashes, burnt eggshell, crushed bones, oyster shells, and more!