Can your teeth become famous? They will if they beat one of these world records.
- The widest human tooth was extracted from the mouth of 9 year old Shane Russell of Canada. It was 0.6 inches wide while most teeth are half that size.
- A tooth that supposedly belonged to singer John Lennon was auctioned to Canadian Michael Zuk for $36,857, becoming the most expensive tooth.
- Joyce Walen of the U.S. still had a baby tooth when she was 87 years old, making her the owner of the oldest baby tooth.
- The longest human tooth extracted measured at 1.26 inches when it was removed from the mouth of Loo Hui Jing in Singapore.
Other Dental-Related Records
- The oldest person to receive dental implants was 100 year old Filomena Battista of the U.S.
- University students in Romania held the largest oral hygiene lesson. 1,507 people gathered at this event which specifically promoted dental health practices in children.
- The person who has had the most teeth removed is Indian teenager Ashik Gavei. Due to a complex odontima condition, he needed to have 232 teeth removed from a tumor in his jaw.
- The Colgate-Palmolive Company created an event in El Salvador that had the most people brushing their teeth in one venue at the same time. This event had 13,380 people cleaning their pearly whites in order to promote oral hygiene.
- Daniel Sanchez-Ruiz became the youngest person to wear full dentures at the age of 3 because he had hypohydrotic ectodermal dysplasia, a disorder that prevents the growth of teeth.