Who Has the Biggest Teeth in the World?
If we talk about animals, the prehistoric mastodon, a relative of the elephant, holds the record for the world’s most giant teeth at 420 cm. This animal’s teeth were used to pounce on its prey and rip it apart. The teeth of this animal were so large and sharp that it was thought capable of piercing its prey’s flesh. Its jaw muscles extended the right to the top of its skull.
If we talk about sea animals, there are several shark species with giant teeth. Some shark species grow their teeth continuously, so a single shark can have as many as ninety-eight teeth. A catfish’s teeth are a bit different. Unlike the great white shark, catfish’s teeth look like needles, reminiscent of hedgehog quills. They are set in rows inside its mouth and angled backward to prevent food from spilling out.
If we talk about humans, many famous people boast huge teeth, but only one has a record-breaking world tooth. A dentist in Germany, Dr. Max Lukas, extracted a 37.2-millimeter (1.46-inch) tooth from a patient in Mainz, Germany. It took him a year and a half to complete the process of checking the tooth and submitting the paperwork.
While the tiger, lion, and sea lion possess the most prominent teeth, there is only one other animal with larger teeth than these. The narwhal, also known as the “Unicorn of the Sea,” has teeth up to ten feet long, making it one of the largest animals in the world.
Which animals are blessed with the largest teeth on planet Earth?
- Saltwater Crocodiles
- Sperm Whale
- Smilodon populator
- Tyrannosaurus Rex
- African Elephant
- Great White Sharks
Do you know the unknown fact that all animals have their own ways of keeping their teeth clean? Oral health routines are a must for humans, and they should brush their teeth daily.
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