Here at Citra Dental, we love educating our patients and thought you’d enjoy these fun yet informative facts about your teeth.

  1. Your teeth are covered with tooth enamel which is the hardest substance in your body.
  2. Even before you are born, your baby teeth are forming in the womb, but they won’t erupt until you are aged 6 to 12 months.
  3. Humans have four types of teeth that are used to cut, grind and tear into food. These teeth are incisors, canines, premolars, and molars.
  4. Nobody else has teeth quite like you, as the shape, alignment and size of your teeth is unique, a little like your fingerprints!
  5. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. You need saliva to keep your mouth clean and fresh and to protect it against bacteria.
  6. Did you know you will spend an average of 38 ½ days brushing your teeth during your life? It is time well spent!
  7. Most of your tooth is hidden underneath your gums, which is why we need dental x-rays to see the rest.
  8. You have just two sets of teeth to last your whole life, so once you have your adult teeth make sure you look after them.