Like fingerprints, every tongue print is different.
More people use blue toothbrushes than red toothbrushes.
Long ago, many people believed “tooth worms” caused tooth aches. The theory claimed tooth worms chewed through the interior of the tooth until it was destroyed.
In Ancient China, people wrote prayers and incantations on tiny pieces of parchment and wrapped them around painful teeth.
In Victorian England, many people with false teeth would eat dinner in their bedrooms before gathering at the dining table for a meal. This helped avoid the embarrassment of losing teeth while dining.
Ancient Greeks were the first to invent pliers as a mean of extracting teeth.
In the Middle Ages, Germans believed kissing a donkey would relieve a toothache.
Until about 100 years ago when minty cream was invented, people used ground up chalk or charcoal, lemon juice, ashes or even a mixture of tobacco and honey to clean their teeth.
In China, September 20 is a national holiday called Love Your Teeth Day.
Elephants in the wild chew so much vegetation they wear down their molars to the gum line approximately every ten years. These molar fall out and are replaced by another set. This can happen as many as six times in an elephant’s lifetime.
An elephant’s molars measure one foot across and weigh between eight and ten pounds each.
In 1866 Lucy Hobbs of Cincinnati, Ohio, was the first woman to earn a dental degree.