Thank the high heavens for your teeth! Without them, chewing, speaking, and smiling would be impossible. Your dentist Jupiter may tell you a lot about your teeth, but just how much do you really know about your pearly whites? Check out these interesting tooth truths that you may not be aware of:
Your Teeth and Tongueare Like Your Fingerprints
Did you know that your set of teeth and your tongue are uniquely yours? Even if you have an identical twin, your teeth aren’t the same as your sibling’s. No wonder the police sometimes use dental records to identify human remains! It doesn’t end there – no other person has the same ‘tongue print’ as you do.
You Have 32 Teeth thatare Like Icebergs
Did you know that you have 8 incisors that make up your front teeth, 4 canine teeth, 8 premolars, and 12 molars? Each of your teeth has about a third of it underneath your gums. To make sure that your teeth will remain healthy, you’ll have to keep your gums healthy, firm, and pink in color.
The Hardest Part of YourBody is Your Teeth’s Enamel
The outermost layer of your pearlywhites that’s mostly made of calcium and is called the enamel. The basicpurpose of this hard shell is to protect each tooth. In case you’re not aware,the proteins and the crystallites that form the enamel makes it the hardest andstrongest part of your body. However, if you don’t take good care of yourteeth, they can chip and crack.
While Your DentinGrows, Your Enamel Won’t
The thin layer called dentin that’sharder than your own bones is found underneath your enamel. It continues togrow and change throughout a person’s lifetime while the enamel stays the same.
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