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Road Trip Trivia from Your Favorite Dentist

Dr. Jamie and Jodee, his wife, have a SUV full of beautiful kids. This active family knows the joy of the summer road trip – and the potential boredom of driving hundreds of miles. You can only watch TV and listen to the radio for so long before you need human interaction. Before your family hits the road, air, or sea for summer vacation, print or save these dental trivia questions about the animal kingdom to make your travel time fun and educational.

How many teeth can a snail have?

  1. None
  2. 14
  3. 26
  4. Over 25,000

An elephant’s molars are about 7” across. How many times in life can an elephant naturally replace these giant teeth?

  1. None
  2. 1
  3. 3
  4. 6

What animal is the dental hygienist of crocodiles?

  1. The tooth fish
  2. Krill
  3. Amoeba
  4. The crocodile bird

Like humans, this animal gets only one set of teeth to last a lifetime.

  1. Dolphins
  2. Blue whales
  3. Sharks
  4. Lizards

How long is the tusk of a narwhal, an Arctic whale?

  1. 2 feet
  2. 4 feet
  3. 8 feet
  4. 10 feet

A giraffe’s teeth can grow up to how many inches?

  1. 6
  2. 12
  3. 17
  4. 24

What are “teeth” called in the insect kingdom?

  1. Mandibles
  2. Chompers
  3. Fangs
  4. Teeth

ANSWERS

How many teeth can a snail have? 4) Over 25,000

An elephant’s molars are about 7” across. How many times in life can an elephant naturally replace these giant teeth? 4) 6

What animal is the dental hygienist of crocodiles? 4) The crocodile bird

Like humans, this animal gets only one set of teeth to last a lifetime. 1) Dolphins

How long is the tusk of a narwhal, an Arctic whale? 3) 8 feet or more

A giraffe’s teeth can grow up to how many inches? 3) 17

What are “teeth” called in the insect kingdom? 1) Mandibles or 3) Fangs

Dr. James DeFinnis is a cosmetic, sedation, and restorative dentist serving Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, and surrounding communities of PA. To schedule your appointment, call Back Mountain Dental at 570-763-4360.

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