Maybe you’re one of those people who think dentistry is, well, just dentistry. Or maybe you’re one of the people who realize there’s a lot of interesting things out there when it comes down to what dentistry is really all about. Of course, we could really geek on how oral health is important to your overall health, or the fact that we’ve personally got some of the most amazing technology out there (can you say no-shot-cavity-fillings?! That’s right, we said no shots.)
But today we just wanted to have some fun with dental world records. Want to know the longest and largest of the dental world? Here they are!
13 Dental World Records
Most Teeth in the mouth: 37
Most People Brushing Their Teeth Simultaneously: 16414
The most number of people brushing their teeth simultaneously is 26,382, and was achieved by the Indian Association of Public Health Dentistry – IAPHD, Colgate-Palmolive India Limited and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences – KISS (all India) in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, India, on 7 November 2019.
Largest Oral Hygiene Lesson
1,507 people in Romania learned about the importance of oral hygiene when university students created this event to encourage good dental health practices for children.
Largest Collection Of Toothbrushes
Grigori Fleicher of Russia owns 1,320 different toothbrushes.
Most People Brushing Teeth Simultaneously In Multiple Venues
The Colgate-Palmolive Company also created this event in conjunction with the Indian Dental Association. 177,003 people in over 380 locations across India brushed their teeth simultaneously.
Oldest Person To Have Dental Implants
Filomena Battista of the U.S. decided to reinvent her smile by having 4 dental implants placed in her mouth when she was 100 years old.
Largest Collection Of Human Teeth
Brother Giovanni Battista Orsenigo of Italy owns 2,000,744 human teeth.
Youngest Person To Wear Full Dentures
3-year-old Daniel Sanchez-Ruiz of the U.K. had to wear dentures because he had hypohydrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that prevented the growth of teeth.
Longest Tooth Extracted
This tooth belonged to the mouth of Loo Hui Jing of Singapore and measured 1.26 inches in length.
Largest Collection Of Toothpaste Tubes
Val Kolpakov of the U.S. owns 2,037 different tubes of toothpaste.
Most Teeth Removed
Due to a condition called complex odontima, Indian teenager Ashik Gavei had 232 teeth removed from a tumor in his jaw.
Oldest Person To Grow A New Tooth
Erna Kohane of the U.S. grew a new tooth in her mouth when she was 92 years old.
Longest Line Of Toothpaste Tubes
Students taking a leadership and management class at John Carroll University created a line of 2,138 toothpaste tubes in the city of University Heights, Ohio.
Longest Duration Spinning a Basketball on a Toothbrush: 60.5 seconds
The longest duration of spinning a basketball on a toothbrush is 1 min 13.90 seconds achieved by Sandeep Singh Kaila (Canada), in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, on 3 June 2021.
Longest Duration to Hang Suspended by the Teeth: 7 minutes 15 seconds
Most Teeth At Birth
Sean Keaney of the U.K. was born with a mouth of 12 erupted teeth.
If these cool dental facts don’t grab your attention and make you smile, we don’t know what will!
A Great Ending for 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, our Exceptional Dentist and dental team invite you to get ready to make 2022 a stellar year for your smile! We can assure you you’ll find our dental office a place where your best dental experience awaits! Dr. James Powell, our favorite dentist in Palmdale, CA has been helping families just like yours in the Antelope Valley area, and surrounding communities of Lancaster, Quartz Hill, and Valencia for more than 30 years now.
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