Most tooth loss in people under 35 is caused by accidents -- for example: athletic trauma, fights, or the occasional slip on a banana peel.
Weird Dental Facts
In the Dark Ages, superstitions held that a person could cure a toothache, or even re-grow a lost tooth, by obtaining a tooth from someone else.
Certain cheeses including Aged Cheddar, Swiss, and Monterey Jack, have been found to protect teeth from decay.
Venice, FL is known worldwide as the Shark Tooth Capital. Ten million years ago, when Florida was submerged under water, the area was teeming with sharks.
Sharks do not suffer from cavities. They don't brush or floss, but they also eat a diet perfectly suited to them.
New teeth are constantly being formed in rows in a shark’s jaw. A shark typically loses at least one tooth per week.
In the 18th century people would sell their teeth to the rich, who then used them to make false teeth.