Our students in the Moonz Club Dental Hygiene courses have learnt many factoids about our mouth and teeth, and we would like to share them with everyone today. It is true that in a blog we can’t paint a plaster mould to learn about our 32 teeth, practise tooth brushing, or check later using “magic” bacteria-finding pills, but we don’t want to lose the fun, participative approach of these courses, even if it is through the computer screen.
You already know the answer to our first question because we just said it: how many teeth are there in the mouth? Yes, 32 of them, although not everybody has them all, and not always due to extractions. Some people, many of them famous, like Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of Queen, have 36 teeth. This pathology is known as “supernumerary teeth”, and of course it should be treated by a specialist. In an interview, the famous rock star said: “I don’t like the way my teeth protrude. I’m going to have them done, but I just haven’t had the time. Apart from that… I’m perfect.”
As we always recommend, you shouldn’t let peculiarities such as this one go untreated: early diagnosis and following a treatment in childhood are two advisable measures to have a healthy smile.