Tidbits About Teeth

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Take this trivia quiz to see how much you really know about your pearly whites. You’ll find a list of answers at the end of this article and let them serve as a reminder about the basic things you need to remember when it comes to keeping your teeth healthy.

Question #1
Which of the following animals grows more than two sets of teeth?

  • A) Humans
  • B) Sharks
  • C) Rabbits

Question #2
What’s it called when a person is born missing all of their teeth (and will never grow any teeth)?

  • A) No-Teethitis
  • B) Biteless Syndrome
  • C) Hypodontia
  • D) Anodontia

Question #3
Which is the worst for your teeth?

  • A) Milk
  • B) Sour-flavored candy
  • C) Sugar-free chewing gum

Question #4
True or False
Tooth enamel is what keeps our teeth connected to our gums.

Question #5
When you lose tooth enamel, how long does it take to grow more?

  • A) Ten days
  • B) Two weeks
  • C) Six months
  • D) You can’t regrow tooth enamel

ANSWERS:

Question #1
B) Sharks grow more than two sets of teeth. In fact, most sharks grow a new set of teeth about every two weeks. Humans grow two sets of teeth: baby teeth and permanent teeth. And rabbits have teeth that are always growing because they wear them down with all of their cute chewing all of the time!

Question #2
D) Anodontia is what they call it when a person is born without any teeth at all. That means no baby teeth and no permanent teeth. This is a very rare genetic condition.

Question #3
C) Eating sour-flavored candy is almost like putting battery acid on your teeth. There’s something about the ingredients they use to make it taste sour that is worse for your teeth than other sugary candy. On the other hand, milk and sugar-free chewing gum are not bad for your teeth.

Question #4
False. Tooth enamel is the outer part of your tooth that makes it hard. In fact, tooth enamel is the hardest, strongest substance in your body. Even tougher than bone! And you might not know this, but saliva plays an important part in helping your teeth stay hard and strong.

Question #5
Believe it or not, we can’t regrow tooth enamel. That’s why it’s so important to keep your teeth healthy and strong! Your body can help strengthen the enamel you have, but it can’t make more once it’s gone.

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