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Fun Mouth and Teeth Facts – Quiz

May 19th, 2021

See how you fare with your knowledge of mouth and teeth facts. Some of the answers might be surprising!

  1. Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
  • True
  • False
  1. Which is the most popular toothbrush colour?
  • A. Blue
  • B. Red
  • C. Purple
  1. The Blue Whale is largest mammal on earth and it does not have any teeth.
  • True
  • False
  1. The first toothbrushes were tree twigs. When was a toothbrush with bristles patented?
  • A. 1600’s
  • B. 1700’s
  • C. 1800’s
  1. How many types of bacteria make up dental plaque?
  • A. 25
  • B. 300
  • C. 3000
  1. Which of the following animals has the greatest number of teeth?
  • A. Dog
  • B. Cat
  • C. Pig
  • D. Armadillo
  • E. Snail
  1. At birth, the only fully developed human organ is the tongue.
  • True
  • False
  1. On average, how many times does a woman smile in a day?
  • A. 25
  • B. 50
  • C. 62
  1. Is it true or false that a bird will go into a crocodile’s open mouth to clean its teeth?
  • True
  • False
  1. How many bristles are on the average toothbrush?
  • A. 200
  • B. 1000
  • C. 2000
  1. Prince Charles of England has someone to squeeze toothpaste onto his toothbrush for him.
  • True
  • False
  1. How many times in its lifetime does an elephant grind down its own molars?
  • A. 1
  • B. 6
  • C. 10


  1. True
  2. A. Blue 
  3. True
  4. C. 1800’s. H. N. Wadsworth got the first patent for an American toothbrush in 1857.
  5. B. 300
  6. E. Snail 
  7. True
  8. C. 62 
  9. True 
  10. C. 2000    
  11. True. The Royal Valet squeezes toothpaste onto Prince Charles’ toothbrush.
  12. B. 6



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