Here at Seminole Family Dentistry, we are proud to do our part to maintain the oral health of our patients in Florida. Did you know that your oral health has a huge effect on your overall health? That is part of why regular Seminole dental service appointments are so important. Feel free to call us at any time to set up yours. In the meantime, here are some interesting teeth facts.

Forensic Material

Did you know that just like your fingers have fingerprints, your teeth have toothprints? In fact, each person has their own unique individual tooth print, just like with fingerprints. The tongue also has a unique tongueprint for each individual.

Grown Tough

If you think that your bones are the hardest part of your body, then you would be wrong! That title goes to tooth enamel. But just because your teeth are the hardest part of your body, does not mean you should be using them to open bottle caps!


In America, 78 percent of people have had a cavity by the age of 17. That is a lot of preventable operations! We are going to go out on a limb here, and say that about 78 percent of people in America also wish they had listened to their dentist more.

Animal Teeth

Believe it or not, most mammals have the same number of bones as humans. However, they often differ in their amount of teeth. For instance, dogs have 42 teeth, pigs have 44, cats have 30, and an armadillo has 104! If that sounds impressive, make way for the terrifying snail, which boasts a mouth full of 25,000 teeth! Of course, there are plenty other animal teeth facts, like how giraffes only have teeth on their bottom jaw.

Nature’s Toothbrush

One more animal fact, this one might surprise you; the crocodile has a dentist of sorts of their very own: the Crocodile Bird. This bird flies into the crocodile’s mouth when it is open, and picks the teeth clean! That is one brave animal dentist if you ask us!

Wisdom Teeth

As a child, a human will have 20 “milk teeth”, which will fall out to make room for the 32 permanent teeth to grow in. This number includes four wisdom teeth, although about 35 percent of the population never grows them. The rest can experience health problems from the wisdom teeth growing in, so they are usually removed. Wisdom teeth usually grow in some time between 17 and 25 years of age.

Hopefully you found these tooth facts interesting. If you want to know a little more about how your teeth work, we are the people to ask! For dental care services in Seminole Florida, give Seminole Family Dentistry a call! We would be happy to help you get your dental health on track. If you need more information about our dental care facility, please do not hesitate to give us a call at your earliest convenience. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.