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5 Facts About Teeth You May Not Know

5 Facts About Teeth You May Not Know

Publish date:     Author: with insights from Pooneh Ram, DDS and Dr. Paris Sabo
Topics: enamel,  gums,  Teeth,  

How much do you really know about your pearly whites?
Test your knowledge with a tricky game of True or False to find out!

True or False:

  1. The enamel on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.
  2. Teeth start to form even before you are born.
  3. One-third of your tooth is underneath your gums.
  4. There are five different kinds of human teeth.
  5. You have a total of 40 teeth in your mouth as an adult.

Scroll down to see how well you did!

 

 

 

 

Spoiler Alert! Answers Below:

 

  1. True! Enamel located on the top layer of teeth, is the hardest part of your entire body.
  2. True! Teeth start to form before you’re even born, and begin to come through when you’re 6-12 months old.
  3. True! One-third of your tooth is underneath your gums, which means only two-thirds of your tooth’s length is visible.
  4. False! You have four different kinds of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars and molars.
  5. False! There are actually only 32 teeth in your mouth.

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