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It is important for children to learn proper dental hygiene so they can avoid cavities and keep their permanent teeth for a lifetime. Pique your child’s interest with some fun dental facts that might encourage her to pursue good dental habits.
How Many Teeth?
A child will have 20 baby teeth by the time he is 2 years old. Throughout his childhood, he’ll gradually lose his baby teeth and grow 32 permanent teeth, including wisdom teeth.
Cheese contains calcium, which is important for strengthening teeth. Also, eating cheese can prevent dental cavities from forming because it reduces the amount of harmful acid in the mouth.
The First Toothbrushes
The first toothbrushes were made out of sticks in 4000 B.C. After that, toothbrushes were made from bristly hog-hair. Plastic toothbrushes with nylon bristles were invented in 1938.
Most children begin losing their baby teeth, starting with the ones on the bottom front, around the ages of 6 or 7. Most children are done losing baby teeth by the age of 13.
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