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Amazing facts about Human teeth

Facts About Human Teeth

Human body has so many organs and parts to keep the body active and well. Each and every organ has some particular functions to keep the body in a healthy condition. In this article we will see some amazing interesting facts about human teeth.

Human teeth mainly work to mechanically break down items of food by cutting and crushing them in preparation for swallowing and digesting. It is playing a vital role in the digestion function; So, teeth are considered part of the human digestive system. All the teeth present in the mouth are not the same, they have some different types. 

Types of Human Teeth

Human Teeth are of different types. They are

  • Incisors 
  • Canines 
  • Premolars 
  • Molars

Each type of Human teeth has some unique function while a person eats food.

  • Incisors – This type of teeth is present in front of the mouth and it is a visible teeth to other people. Its main role is to cut the food. Additionally, teeth support is necessary to pronounce the words while speaking with others; It also helps to lip as well. A person has eight incisor teeth in the mouth, four present in the upper jaws and remaining four present in the lower jaws.
  • Canines – This type of teeth is present next to the incisors in the mouth. It’s role is to tear the food and also helps to close the mouth while upper and lower jaws come together. Totally four canines teeth present in the mouth, two from upper jaws and two from lower jaws. Canine teeth, also called cuspid or eye tooth, lower jaws canines teeth come first in the mouth. 
  • Premolars – These Premolars teeth are present next to the canines, also called bicuspids. Basically premolars teeth have a flat surface with ridges, which is comfortable for crushing and grinding food into little pieces. Totally humans have eight premolars, two on each side of the upper and lower jaws.
  • Molars – These molars teeth are present next to the premolars, also called wisdom teeth. The main role of these teeth is to chew and crush food completely. Humans have a total twelve molar teeth, six from upper and six from lower jaws. While chewing and crushing the food, molar teeth expose to huge jaw pressure.

Human Teeth Sets

Humans have two teeth sets in a lifetime, as a baby has a primary teeth set containing 20 teeth. This primary tooth set is called milk teeth and it is a temporary set. During adult age, the primary tooth set is replaced by a permanent tooth set. The number of teeth present in the permanent tooth set is more than the primary tooth set. The total number of teeth contained in the permanent tooth set is 32. 

Difference between Milk teeth and Permanent Teeth

There are some differences between milk teeth and permanent teeth.

  • Color – The color of milk teeth is white color and the permanent teeth color is yellow-tinge.
  • Size – The size of milk teeth is smaller than permanent teeth. 
  • Quality – The quality of milk teeth is less than permanent teeth, because the enamel and dentin is thinner in milk teeth. 
  • Lifetime – The lifetime of milk teeth is less compared with permanent teeth, at the age of 12 all milk teeth are replaced by permanent teeth. 

Structure of Human Teeth

Teeth are structured with enamel, dentin, cementum, dental pulp, periodontal ligament, alveolar bone. 

Amazing Facts about Human Teeth 

  1. One of the hardest parts of the human body is enamel present in the top surface of the tooth.
  2. Human’s teeth are as unique as their fingerprint, no two sets are the same.
  3. In a lifetime a person’s mouth will secrete enough saliva to fill two swimming pools! 
  4. Saliva has many health benefits, including assisting with digestion and protecting teeth from bacteria.
  5. An average person will spend 39 days brushing their teeth over their whole life.
  6. Several health issues are linked to people’s oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes.
  7. In a person’s mouth, Only two-thirds of the tooth is visible, the other third is hidden underneath gums.
  8. If a person’s tooth gets knocked out, put it in milk and hold it in the mouth, this will help the tooth to survive longer.

Some More Important Facts about Human teeth

  1. Toothpaste was first introduced for the public in the year 1908, but the toothbrush was introduced only 30 years later. 
  2. Before introducing toothbrushes and toothpaste, most people used twigs to clean their teeth in the morning time.  
  3. Most of the people brush only in the morning time, very few brush twice in a day.
  4. Regularly using a toothpick will affect the teeth’s health.
  5. Smiles make us confident very well and give new hope. In human life, both men and women smile daily, but most of the time women smile more than men (Because several bills and EMI are mostly paid by men).
  6. Smiling more times in a day will provide so many health benefits to the body and also helps to stimulate the functions of muscles.  These muscles include:
  • Zygomaticus Major and Minor
  • Orbicularis Oculi 
  • Levator Labii Superioris 
  • Levator Anguli Oris 
  • Risorius 
  • Platysma 
  • Corrugator Supercilii and procerus 
  • Orbicularis oris 
  • Mentalis 
  • Depressor Anguli Oris 

I hope the above mentioned information will be useful to know well about Human teeth. Consuming a healthy food diet is also helpful to improving teeth health. Avoiding oil rich food items and sugar rich food items will be helpful to keep the teeth from the attacking of bacterias and cavities.

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