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Interesting facts you probably never knew about teeth

There are many benefits to enjoying healthy snacks, with cheese and fruit being ideal choices, but did you know that some foods assist with protecting teeth? Milk and some cheeses for example are recognised as having protective qualities to help prevent dental decay.

Here’s some other interest facts about teeth:

  • Did you know that the enamel on the top surface of your tooth is the hardest part of the entire body.
  • No two people have the same set of teeth. Your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint.
  • If you get your tooth knocked out, put it in milk, this will help your tooth to survive longer. See a dentist immediately.
  • The earliest toothbrush was developed in China around 1600 BC. It was a simple chewing stick.
  • Egyptians used a form of toothpaste made from a mixture of salt, mint and pepper over 5000 years ago.
  • Teeth are the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself. They are coated in enamel, which is not a living tissue.
  • The average person spends 38 days brushing their teeth during their lifetime.
  • Your mouth can produce up to 730 litres of saliva a year.

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