Sunday, July 7, 2013

Animal Trivia- Fun Dental Facts!

An Elephant’s tooth can weigh over 6 pounds. That’s heavier than a big jug of milk!
As a horse ages, their gums recede, making their teeth look longer.
The long their teeth, the older they are.

Sharks have an unlimited supply of teeth

Minnows have teeth in their throat

Fangs are not found is all snakes, but all snakes do have teeth, usually 6 rows worth, The teeth are curved backwards, just like barb on a fishing hook which keeps their prey from escaping
The mammal that has the most teeth is the long snouted spinner dolphin with 252 teeth.
Dogs have 42 teeth while Cats have 30
Aardvark teeth have no enamel coating and are worn away and regrown continuously  

Turtles and Tortoises are toothless


Rabbits, squirrels & rodents teeth never stop growing. they keep
A Crocodile replaces its teeth over 40 times is a lifetime
them worn down by gnawing on hard foods like bark

Even though Whales are very big ,some do not have teeth.. They have rows of stiff hair liked combs that take food from the ocean



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