There is minimal, short-term, and generally unreliable evidence that flossing might reduce gum inflammation, but no convincing evidence that it promotes plaque removal or prevents tooth decay or dental cavities health.harvard.edu/blog/t…
36 million Americans have no teeth. It's driven largely by the fact that 30% don't brush their teeth twice a day, and 2% don't brush at all. This tooth loss is also compounded by their diet, aging, and not seeing a dentist. gotoapro.org/facts-figure…
In 1901, young dentist who opened up a dentistry in Colorado Springs was astounded by the local's teeth having such severe brown stains (sometimes as dark as "chocolate candy".) Upon researching the cause, fluoride was discovered as actually being beneficial to preventing tooth decay. nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
, to correct some cases of blindness, doctors insert cheek tissue and a tooth into the eye which restores vision in a surgery called modified osteo-odonto-keratoprothesis (MOOKP). health.howstuffworks.com/…
Scientists in China have successfully grown tooth enamel which paves the way to replace fillings & crowns. A chemical mixture applied to whole human teeth created an enamel layer 2.7 micrometers thick within 48 hours. (Calcium & phosphate ions with triethylamine in alcohol). telegraph.co.uk/science/2…
Narwhals have no teeth in their mouths; they have vestigial teeth inside their snouts, making their tusk their only developed and useful tooth insider.si.edu/2012/04/fo…
Egyptian pharaohs were often fat. They had high-sugar diets that were rich in bread, honey, beer, and wine. Examinations of various royal mummies show that many suffered from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Hatshepsut, Egypt's most famous woman pharaoh, was obese and had tooth decay. drmcdougall.com/misc/2011…
Today I learned of the 1888 Matchgirl's strike at Bryant & May match factory. If employees complained of toothaches (indicative of 'phossy jaw' - phosphorus necrosis of the jaw), they were told to get the tooth removed or they would be terminated. That and other factors led to a worker's strike. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mat…
Today I learned of I-mutation; the raising of back vowels (a, o ,u) when they are followed by a syllable containing /i/, /Δ«/ or /j/ (in English the ⟨y⟩ as in "yes"); and the reason behind the etymologies of certain English plurals such as: manβ†’men, footβ†’feet, gooseβ†’geese, toothβ†’teeth. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ger…
The Ankylosaur bones dated during the Cretaceous Period from Carlsbad, California, which was discovered in Point Loma Formation mudstone containing oyster shells and a shark tooth, perished near a river or estuary and the swift waters carried the body out to sea and buried it in the sediments sdnhm.org/exhibitions/fos…
Signs of bullimia nervosa are often spotted by dentists. Between 47 and 93% bulimia nervosa patients have signs of tooth erosion due repeated exposure to gastric acid and binge consumption of high-sugar foods. They may also display gum irritation and bleeding and sores on the angles of the lips. verywellmind.com/bulimia-…
Today I learned about the Swedish Vipeholm experiments, where disabled people were experimented upon to find the reason for tooth decay. The experiments were sponsored both by the sugar industry and the dentist community, in an effort to determine whether carbohydrates affected the formation of cavities. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vip…
The individual animal with the most human kills ever was a tiger from Northern India, which adjusted its hunting strategy to kill people after a tooth injury left it unable to hunt normal prey and was shot after an estimated 436 kills en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
The filming of Hardcore Henry was so intense that it caused severe neck pain, and tooth loss for 2 actors played the protagonist. It is also the first full POV action movie, 96 minutes of Hardcore Henry are all in first person en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…
In Spanish speaking countries they don't have the Tooth Fairy. They have "Ratoncito PΓ©rez", or PΓ©rez the Little Mouse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
Ancient Veggies Were Small, Unpalatable. Ancient tomatoes were the size of berries; potatoes were no bigger than peanuts. Corn was a wild grass, its tooth-cracking kernels borne in clusters as small as pencil erasers nationalgeographic.com/cu…
That the West African nation of CΓ΄te d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) issued coins with a piece of ivory - the country's namesake - embedded in them. However, as it is illegal to use elephant ivory in currency, they used a piece of fossilised mammoth tooth instead wanderlust.co.uk/content/…
Today I learned about Osteo-Odonto-Keratoprothesis where you implant part of your tooth in your blind eye to restore sight health.howstuffworks.com/…
Actor Kirk Douglas once tried to commit suicide after his stroke, by shooting himself through the mouth. However, the gun hit a tooth, and it hurt so much that he stopped completely. He was then so amused that toothache had stopped him from killing himself, that he decided to live. parade.com/359599/dotsonr…
The highest-grossing single-unit independent pizzeria in the nation, Moose's Tooth Pub and Pizzeria, is in Anchorage, Alaska. Its annual sales are approximately $6 million. vinepair.com/cocktail-cha…
The head of a tiny dinosaur that lived nearly 100 million years ago was found trapped in amber. The head of Oculudentavis khaungraae ("eye-tooth bird") is 14mm long with large eye sockets like modern lizards and upper and lower jaws full of sharp teeth, the most found on any ancestral bird. sciencemag.org/news/2020/…
Nebraska used to be home to rhinoceros, camels, and saber-tooth deer. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashfal…
Biting on the aluminum foil can be painful and is usually noticed if you have metal in your mouth from dental work (e.g. fillings, crowns). Basically, when you bite on foil, you set up a battery in your mouth and the electrical current stimulates nerve endings in your tooth. science.howstuffworks.com…
Helicoprion is a genus of extinct shark whose fossil specimens reveal spirally arranged clusters of the individuals' teeth called "tooth whorls" that resemble our modern circular saw blades.The shark's blade, connected to cylindrical muscle tissue, would shred prey into small, bite-sized pieces. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hel…
Most dinosaurs are discovered from a single tooth or bone. Complete skeletons are extremely rare, and although there are a few T.Rex skeletons that are nearly complete, humans have never collected or seen a complete T.Rex skeleton. scholastic.com/teachers/a…
Today I learned about RatΓ³n PΓ©rez. The Spanish mouse equivalent of the Tooth Fairy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat…
The Code of Hammurabi (1754 BC) has 282 laws enscribed on stone. It includes the concept of "eye for an eye" and "tooth for a tooth" - more than 500 years before the Torah. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cod…
Brushing your teeth straight after eating sugary or acidic food can cause more damage. This is because brushing too early, aggravates the acidic damage caused to tooth enamel. mayoclinic.org/healthy-li…
A great white shark attacked 60-yr-old New Zealand surfer Nick Minogue. He yelled "fuck off!", tried to punch it in the eye, missed, then yelled "fuck off!" again & hit it in the eye. The shark then retreated, leaving the surfer with 2 tooth holes in his wetsuit, 1 of the 2 punctured his arm. nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar…
In the movie "Dumb and Dumber", Jim Carrey's chipped tooth is genuine, resulting from a fight with a classmate in his childhood, but he had since had it capped. He simply had the crown temporarily removed from that tooth to portray Lloyd en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dum…
The oldest cousin of Native Americans was found in a 14,000 year old tooth in Russia reportweb.co/oldest-cousi…
Today I learned about a procedure called ”tooth in eye surgery”, where the patient’s tooth is removed, a tiny lens is inserted into it, and the tooth is the put inside the patient’s eye. It’s only used for rare cases of corneal blindness and only a few operations take place each year. rnib.org.uk/nb-online/too…
Ed Helms' missing tooth in "The Hangover" was not created with prosthetics or visual effects. Helms never had that tooth grow and received a dental implant as a teenager, and it was removed during filming. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The reason none of The Beatles had mustaches then all of them had mustaches was because Paul badly split his lip and chipped a tooth in a moped accident. He grew the mustache to cover it up and the rest of lads joined him in solidarity. beatlesbible.com/1965/12/…
Today I learned Shia LaBeouf was so unpopular on the set of Fury for his antics (face cutting, tooth pulling, not washing to get into character) he was installed in a bed and breakfast away from the rest of the cast during filming theguardian.com/film/2014…
Teeth blackening, a custom of dyeing one's teeth black, is usually done during puberty. It was primarily done to preserve the teeth into old age, as it prevents tooth decay similar to the mechanism of modern dental sealants. It was seen as a sign of maturity, beauty, and of civilization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
If your tooth gets knocked out the best thing to do is to put it back in aae.org/patients/dental-s…
Today I learned of the bacteria Actimomyces Naeslundii, which resides in the human mouth and is heavily linked to tooth decay and periodontal disease. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Act…
The ancient Pompeians β€œdid not have β€˜perfect teeth’”, and were subject to tooth decay, gum disease, etc. sydney.edu.au/news-opinio…
Crabeater seals, found around the coast of Antarctica, have arguably the most unusual tooth shape in existence. They don't eat crabs; the seals' diet is 90% Antarctic krill. Its krill-filtering teeth act like a type of sieve. As they drain seawater after a gulp, their teeth strain out the krill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Bald Eagle chicks develop a special egg tooth to help penetrate the interior membrane and exterior shell of an egg. They also have a "hatching muscle," or complexus muscle, that swells in their neck to help them emerge into the world. eagles.org/what-we-do/edu…
Barbers in the Middle Ages performed surgery such as limb amputation, bloodletting and tooth pulling in addition to cutting hair. They were known as β€˜barber surgeons’ and the red and white barber pole signified blood and bandages. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Muhammad Ali put out an educational album called The Adventures of Ali and His Gang vs. Mr. Tooth Decay. In it, Ali must defeat the villainous Mr. Tooth Decay. Frank Sinatra guest starred. It was nominated for a Grammy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
A circus elephant named Mary went into a rage and killed an elephant trainer after he poked her in what they later found out was an infected tooth, her punishment was to be executed by a public hanging en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A fossilised tooth of an extinct species of platypus was found in Queensland. Based on the tooth's size, researchers estimate the platypus would have been about twice as large as today's platypus & dubbed it "platypus-zilla". independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Sigurd Eysteinsson was a Viking leader of the 9th century. In 890, when he began the conquest of Scotland, he killed and decapitated a Scottish leader before hanging his head to his saddle. A tooth scratches Sigurd's leg, the wound became infected and Sigurd "The Mighty One" died soon after en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sig…
White spots on teeth are usually the earliest sign of carious lesion (cavity formation). The tooth is losing calcium in a process termed decalcification caused by a combination of diet and low saliva production, and it cannot be reversed smilebrilliant.com/articl…
The cloth of gold cone (Conus textile) is a venomous species of sea snail capable of severely stinging humans, and several deaths have been attributed to this marine gastropod. The snail's proboscis holds the harpoon-like, radular tooth which is responsible for injecting conotoxin into its prey. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
Early tooth decay can be reversed. Enamel can repair itself by using minerals from saliva, and fluoride from toothpaste or other sources nidcr.nih.gov/health-info…
George Washington owned multiple sets of dentures made out of hippopotamus ivory, gold, lead, animal teeth, and even human teeth, and that by the time of his inauguration he only had one remaining tooth left. mountvernon.org/library/d…

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