Fun Fact 2: How many the teeth are in the human body? Children over the age of six usually have 20 and most adults have 32 teeth
Fun Fact 3: What are the main parts of a tooth? The main parts of a tooth are the crown; the area that you can see, and the root; the area below the gum-line that you cannot see
Fun Fact 4: What parts make up the structure of a tooth? The structure of a tooth consists of four main parts; enamel, dentin, pulp and cementum
Fun Fact 5: The outer part of the tooth consists of a layer of tooth enamel; underneath is dentin (a bone like material) which covers the soft pulp, the nerve endings and blood vessels run through the pulp into the blood stream. The cementum covers the root of the tooth and attaches it to the jaw
Fun Fact 6: Before we are born our teeth have grown! Teeth buds start to grown 9-12 weeks into a baby's development when it is still in its mummy's tummy
Fun Fact 7: Most people are born with out teeth; it usually takes around 6 months for our teeth buds to push through the gums and become visible as baby teeth
Fun Fact 8: By the age of six most children have around 20 baby teeth, it is important to brush them and care for them in the right way!
Fun Fact 9: Teeth undergo a major change between the ages 6 -12; it is the time when baby teeth fall out to make room for stronger adult teeth. Some dentists call this period "mixed dentition"; the mouth has a mixture of baby teeth and big teeth
Fun Fact 10: How many types of teeth do we have in our mouth? We have four different types of teeth; incisors, canines, premolars and molars
Fun Fact 11: Incisors are the larger, flat teeth at the front of our mouth; they are designed for biting into food. Next to the incisors are the pointed canines; they are designed to tear food
Fun Fact 12: Molars are the big, solid, bumpy teeth at the back of your mouth; they are used for crushing and chewing food. Premolars are slightly smaller; they are also used for chewing
Fun Fact 13: Did you know that the tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot repair itself? Our teeth are coated with enamel; which is not a living tissue, this means it cannot repair itself. If we chip or break a tooth we need to visit a dentist to have it repaired
Fun Fact 14: The longest human tooth officially documented was extracted in Singapore 2009; it measured 3.2 cm long!
Fun Fact 15: We should all look after our teeth! Our teeth need to last us a lifetime and deserve to be treated well. Brush them with toothpaste for 2 minutes, twice a day using a gentle circular motion and don't forget to brush the gum line!