Guinness World Records in London has reported a new world record in dentistry.
A medical and dental mission organized by Iglesia ni Cristo in Manila, Philippines, broke the previous world record for the most people involved in a dental health check. The group achieved the feat during its medical-dental mission for informal settlers in Manila in July 7, 2012.
Colgate-Palmolive (China) took over India’s world record for the most people involved in a dental check in multiple locations with 70,388 participants at 54 schools across 5 cities in China, on 18 May 2012.
To mark the 2012 World Oral Heath Day, the Lagos State Government of Nigeria revealed that it is planning to congregate about 300,000 students from different local schools to simultaneously take part in a toothbrushing challenge. The event is planned to take off on December 5, 2012.
People from different parts of the world are getting more and more concerned about their dental care, thus, making world records. Way to go guys!
Other world dental records include:
The oldest patient for dental implants, Canadian Margaret Brown, was aged 94 years old when she got two dental implants in her lower jaw. (13 June 2002)
The longest human tooth extracted measured 3.2 cm (1.26 in), was removed from Loo Hui Jing in Singapore. (6 April 2009)
Sean Keaney (UK), holds the record for having most teeth at birth – a dozen to be exact. However, his teeth were extracted to avoid possible feeding problems. He grew his second full set of teeth when he turned one and a half years old. (10 April 1990)
At 3 years old, the youngest person to wear a full set of dentures was Daniel Sanchez-Ruiz (UK). He had a condition called Hypohydrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia, and he had no teeth at all. (25 February 2005)
The average width of a natural maxillary central incisor is 0.892 cm (0.3 in). 9-year-old Shane Russell from Canada holds unbeaten record for the widest human tooth was extracted. His tooth measured 1.67 cm (0.6 in) wide.
In 5 November 2008, the record for largest collection of toothbrushes was awarded to Grigori Fleicher (Russia). He has 1,320 different toothbrushes.
The priciest tooth sold in an auction was extracted from the mouth of Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I of France), in 1817 sold at £11,000 (then $19,140). It was bought by a private buyer for the final sale price of £13,000 (then $22,620).
In November 2011, John Lennon's tooth was bought by a Canadian dentist, Michael Zuk for $31,200.