2Animal Teeth What do we know about them? They can be sharp and pointy They help with eating and catching preyAnimals don’t have to go to the dentist like people do
3Animal Teeth What do we want to know about them? Do they fall out like ours do?How do they take care of them?Do all animals have the same teeth?Which animal has the biggest teeth?How are they like our teeth?
4Human Teeth What do we know about them? They need to be brushed and flossed everydayThey help with eating and chewingThey fall out and grow back in
5Human Teeth What do we want to know about them? How many are there? Why are they shaped differently?Why do they fall out?
6Do animal teeth fall out? YES!Some animals like cats and dogs have 2 sets of teeth. The baby teeth fall out and are replaced by the adult teethOther animals, like elephants, have several sets of teeth that fall out all the time!
7Did You Know?Sharks can lose their teeth every two weeks to replace worn or broken ones?Beavers, guinea pigs and rabbits have front teeth (incisors) that never stop growing?Alligators have a total of 80 teeth that fall out and grow back in all the time!
8How do animals take care of their teeth? Pets can have their teeth cleaned at the veterinarian’s officeCrocodiles wash their teeth in the water and then sterilize them in the sunlightBy eating their prey and then chewing on the bones, animals like wolves help keep their teeth clean
9How do animals take care of their teeth? Rabbits, horses and elephants chew grasses, leaves and plants to clean their teethAnimals at the zoo have their teeth cleaned by a veterinarianAnimals hardly ever get cavities even though they never go to the dentist!
10Do all animals have the same teeth? No!It depends on the animal and what they eat.Plant eaters have more flat teeth called molars to chew and grind withMeat eaters have sharper teeth called canines to catch prey and tear their food with
11What We learned: Mammals are heterodonts This means that some of our teeth are shaped differentFish and reptile teeth are all shaped the same, but they come in different sizes
14Which animal has the biggest teeth? The elephant does!!!Their tusks are really long teeth called incisorsCan grow to 10 feet longCan weigh Up to 200 pounds
15So how many teeth do humans have? We have 2 sets20 baby teeth32 adult teethWhy do they fall out?Just like some animals, we are born with two sets of teethThe baby teeth fall out so the adult teeth can grow in
16Our 3 types of teeth: Incisors Front teeth 2. Canines Pointy teeth MolarsBack teeth*They are all shaped differently to help us eat and digest food
17How are animal teeth like human teeth? We both use them to eat foodWe both have to clean them, just in different waysAnimal teeth have different shapes like human teeth doWe both lose our teethWe both use our teeth to show emotions (angry, happy)
18How are animal teeth different from human teeth? Reptile and fish teeth are all shaped the same – ours are different shapesWe don’t use our teeth to kill prey like meat eaters doSome animals have several sets of teeth (sharks, elephants), while we only have two