Weird Dental Facts

Exploring the Quirky and Curious World of Dentistry

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Now that’s a really long tooth!

Do mosquitoes have TEETH?!

Did you know that teeth are the only part of a skeleton you can see when a person is still alive?

The tongue is considered the strongest muscle in the body.

Why does this whale look like a unicorn?

A hippo’s mouth may be 2 feet wide at the lip!

Imagine thinking you have a dental appointment EVERY day!


How badly can your tooth ache? Apparently bad enough to break out of prison

Which animal has the same number of teeth as humans? 

In Japan, dental students can already practice their skills on life-like robots


Did you know? If you are right-handed, you tend to chew on your right side.

What is the most popular toothbrush color? Click the picture to find out.

An elephant’s tooth can weigh over 6 pounds!


Cavities usually don’t hurt. Say what?!

A Canadian man’s proposal was . . . dentally unique.

Seriously, don’t try this at home!


How much of our lives do we spend brushing our teeth?

Not only do I play a doctor on TV, but . . .

Dentists were ranked third among the most trusted professionals in 1995 but slipped to ninth in 2001


       A person swallows 25 times per hour while awake and 10 times per hour while sleeping.


The Middle Ages had some odd remedies for toothaches. . . 

A sneeze zooms out of your mouth at over 600 mph!


For 25% of children, their first visit to the emergency ward in hospitals is due to a dental emergency.


Some babies are born with teeth.

Eye tooth – eye teeth are so-called because the maxillary canines (to which they refer) are in line with the eye.

Studies show that adults with a high school diploma or higher degree had an average of three more teeth than those without a diploma.

Approximately $2 billion a year is spent on dental products in the United States. (Toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and toothbrushes.)

It seems tumors can grow teeth too!

The earliest record of tooth decay was described by the Sumerians as “tooth worms”.

During the middle ages a person caught eating meat on Friday would be sent to the tooth-puller as punishment.

In medieval times 10% of deaths in London were tooth-related.

Did you know that the human tongue has up to 10,000 taste buds?

Most tooth loss in people under 35 is caused by accidents.