3 fun facts about teeth
fun facts about teeth
Technology has been really helpful in helping people understand the advantage of maintaining proper dental health. However there was a time when there was no proof as to why certain dental problems happen. People used to rely on false beliefs related to their dental health. Keeping that in mind today I bring to you 3 fun facts about teeth and trust me your ancestors had no clue about them
Fun facts about teeth
1. Cavities are not caused by “Tooth Worm”
So here is the thing – there is nothing as such “Tooth Worm” (and even tooth fairy). In medieval times people thought that dental cavities are caused by these tine tooth worm. It was believed that these worms used to dig holes and eventually disappear. It was also believed that their movement inside the tooth causes toothache.
Well thanks to technology you do not have to fear about these “Tooth Worms” because ideally and as per clinical proof the tooth decay is caused by the bacteria. This bacterium is present in plaque and forms around the teeth. Now because we all love sweet stuff so we consume chocolates and candies and drink wine. This eventually feed the bacteria and it enjoys eroding our enamel.
Being the inventor of technology we also have the idea of how to control this bacterium. Brushing twice a day followed by flossing keeps bacteria away. So if you haven’t been doing this requesting you to start it.
2. Number of teeth is same for everyone.
Did you ever count the teeth of your spouse? Sounds a bit stupid to do that but Aristotle once said that men had more teeth than women. The fact is men and women both develop 20 baby teeth and during the phase of permanent teeth development both genders get 8 incisors, 4 canines, 8 premolars, and 10 secondary molars.
3. Even before you take birth your teeth starts developing
Yes it is true. While in womb your tooth starts to grow. You might not believe it but it’s true that when you’re born the tooth buds of 20 primary teeth are already present.
These three fun facts about teeth are an indication towards the advancement of technology and also to keep you away from any sort of superstition related to your body. If you have anything to add then feel free to comment.