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By uptowndental on 7/7/2014 6:53 AM

Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.

By uptowndental on 6/16/2014 8:51 AM

Most adults have 32 teeth. Though miniscule in size comparison, mosquitos have about 47 teeth, and snails have about 25 teeth - on their tongues.  Another fun fact is that humans have two sets of teeth during their lifetime, while sharks have around 40 sets of teeth.

By uptowndental on 5/30/2014 11:53 AM

The elephant holds the record for the longest teeth in the world - there tusks sometimes weighing over 400 pounds!

By uptowndental on 5/16/2014 1:26 PM
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By uptowndental on 5/14/2014 7:44 AM

Humans have always tried to find new ways to clean our teeth - we didn't always have electric toothbrushes and air flossers.  During the time of the Ancient Egyptians, evidence has been found that they were using primitive tools made from twigs to brush their teeth. Many countries still use twigs from trees with antibacterial properties, such as cinnamon and neem, and they have been found to be just as effective as modern toothbrushes.
However, it was the Chinese that first invented a tool most similar to the modern toothbrush. It was made of bamboo and the bristles were made from boar hair.   As for toothpaste, it first started out with weird mixtures of ash, eggshells, and crushed bones.   A far cry from the minty fresh toothpaste in your bathroom today.  

By uptowndental on 4/22/2014 1:34 PM

Brother Giovanni Batista Orsenigo was a monk of the Ospedale Fatebennefratelli, Rome.   In addition to being a monk, he was also a dentist who kept all the teeth he extracted during the time he practised dentistry from 1868 to 1903.   The number of teeth was counted to be a staggering 2,000,744 teeth!   This is an average of 185 teeth a day!  Source as cited on http://www.dentalchoice.ca/