Impress the Tooth Fairy with this Cuddly Tooth Pillow Pocket!
We all have a mouthful, but this plushy toy tooth is the cutest of them all as it features a zippered pocket for your child to store baby teeth while awaiting the tooth fairy’s arrival. Great place for the tooth fairy's gift, too!
Also a great gift idea for dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, dental students, a friend/loved one experiencing tooth pain, someone getting braces, having wisdom teeth removed or anyone who just loves teeth!
Giantmicrobes plush toy dolls are based on actual microbes, cells, organisms and other critters, only 1,000,000 times actual size! Each plush microbe includes a printed card with fun, educational and fascinating facts about the actual microbe or cell.
- Size: Original (PD) 4 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches
- Color: White with black/clear eyes/eyebrows, white zipper, white interior pocket fabric
- SKU/Product Code: GMUS-PD-0750
- UPC: 846869008463
- Weight: 1.12 oz.
- Manufacturer: Giantmicrobes
- Material: Plush from all new materials. Stuffed with polyester fiber fill.
- Care & Cleaning: Surface washable: sponge with warm water & mild soap, air dry. Brush gently to restore fabric fullness.
- Safety: Every product meets or exceeds U.S. and European standards for safety.
- Ages: For ages 3 and up.
FACTS/NOTHING BUT THE TOOTH:
Smile! Learning about teeth doesn't have to be like pulling them. Kids have 20, but will end up with 32 after the tooth fairy stops visiting. Armadillos, in fact, have over 100 teeth, spinner dolphins over 200 and certain snails have about 25,000! No need to be jealous, we have more teeth than the blue whale! He has none.
Humans have four types of teeth;
- Incisors: sharp for cutting and chopping.
- Canines: pointy for piercing and tearing.
- Premolars: broad with twin cusps for crushing and chewing.
- Molars: massive and flat for grinding food.
If your wisdom teeth erupt, you will have 12 molars in all! It is smart to brush your teeth well and always take care of them all. Once an adult tooth is lost, it is gone for good. Nowadays, brushing is a lot easier than back in the day when people had to use twigs and iron rust to brush their teeth! Remember hearing about George Washington's tooth troubles and that he wore wooden dentures? They weren’t wood, but they were made of ivory, metal alloys, horse, cow and human teeth.
The visible part of your tooth is called the crown. It is covered by enamel, which is the body's hardest material. Underneath is the a bone-like dentin which encloses the soft pulp chamber. Contained inside are blood vessels and nerve endings. The dentin and pulp chamber reach down into the root, and are attached firmly into your jawbone by a living glue called cementum.
Everyday, millions of bacteria (especially Streptococcus mutans) gather on your teeth eating sugars and forming a layer of plaque. More plaque also means decay and cavities. So help your teeth stay healthy and strong by taking care of your teeth. The Streptococcus mutans won’t be happy, but your teeth will be and so will you!
Name: Where did the molar come from? The molar got its name from the Latin phrase 'dens molaris' meaning millstone tooth. Similar to the English nickname for wisdom teeth. They are oftentimes called this because molars appear much later than other teeth, especially after childhood. They also arrive at an age when people are presumably wiser.
Actual Size: The actual size of molars varies by 2-3 millimeters depending on location and gender, but on average are 11 millimeters.
System: The skeletal system of teeth plays a key role in your digestive system and digestive health.
The history of toothbrushes includes the first toothbrushes being made of small sticks or twigs mashed at one end to create a bristle-like surface. In 1880, the Swiss were the first to invent the electric toothbrush which prevented many cavities and toothaches. Also having a tooth removed is a piece of cake nowadays compared to times prior to the 1800's. Tooth removal was brutal, as it was typically performed by using a well-placed chisel and a forceful swing of a mallet. Yikes! As the 20th century began, painkillers such as laughing gas (Nitrous oxide), novocaine, and other anesthesia were developed and began to be used to reduce some of the screaming that came along with tooth removal.
Another fascinating blast from the past includes the origins of toothpaste. Similar to what we use today, it was initially invented in the 1800's. Before then, however, the ingredients included items such as powdered fruit, burnt or ground shells, dried flowers, and even mice, rabbit heads, lizard livers and urine! Yum?