Animal Dental Facts

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Animal Dental Facts

*Dogs have 42 teeth


* Cats have 30 teeth

* Pigs have 44 teeth

* The armadillo has 104 teeth!!

* The snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin, but it can have over 25,000 teeth!

* The Elephant grinds down its molars and grows new ones. This happens six times in its lifetime!

* The elephant’s molar is about 7″ square!!!

* The Blue Whale is the largest mammal on earth, but it eats only tiny shrimp because it has no teeth!

* The Crocodile Bird flies into the open mouth of a crocodile and cleans it’s teeth for it!

* The teeth of the Pocket Gopher grow upto 15″ a year! By continually gnawing, they wear them down and they stay the same size. Rats, mice and your hamster amongothers have teeth that grow continually. If you have one as a pet, it must have wood to gnaw on to shorten its teeth, or it can die.

* The Dolphin only gets one set of teeth to last a lifetime!