Going to the dentist is always hard for kids; even though some of them are brave enough to go ahead and do it, the average kid may be hesitant. But we all know that it’s essential that children have a good control on their oral health at an early age to prepare them for the future.
Sharing some fun dental facts with children while going to the dentist is an excellent way to prepare them and keep fear away from visitation. In case you’re a dentist or a parent looking for some fun dental facts to share with kids, here are some good ideas.
1. Toothbrush colors
Statistics show that the most chosen toothbrush is the blue one. Even though this has actually nothing to do with their function, this color seems to transmit more health and sterile feelings than red or other colors.
2. Crocodiles use birds as toothbrushes
Yes, and they don’t even harm them. Nile crocodiles, the biggest breed in the world, tend to leave their mouths open so the brave bird can fly to their teeth and feed on the bacteria on them. This way, the birds keep crocodiles’ teeth clean and strong.
3. The blue whale has no teeth
The biggest animal in the world might be really scary if we thought about the size of their teeth. But, instead, kids will love to know that these poor creatures don’t actually have teeth and therefore, even at their big size, they can only feed on very tiny and cushy creatures called plankton.
4. Elephant’s teeth come with backups
As every animal in the world, including humans, elephants suffer from teeth decay and gum disease. As they use the molars to grind food, the damage is so great that they usually lose teeth. Even though this may be a great problem for humans that only receive two pairs of teeth in their lifetime, elephants have 6 replacements for theirs.
5. Cheese is good for your teeth
Great news for cheese lovers and a fun dental fact to share with kids! The components of cheese stimulate the saliva production which protects and cleanses the gums. Cheese is a good a healthy snack for children.
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