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Why Our Teeth Chatter and Other Fun Facts

kidinsnowTrivia is a fun way to get the kids talking about teeth. Unveil a mystery, learn an interesting fact together, and teach a new word – hypothalamus. See if your little ones can guess which animal has the most teeth before sending them over to brush their own two rows! Here are a few tooth-related questions and answers to get you started:

Q: Why do our teeth chatter in cold weather?

A: Shivering is the body’s way of trying to keep warm, and tooth chattering is another form of shivering. You can thank the hypothalamus, your body’s thermometer, for signaling the brain when your body temperature drops uncomfortably below 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. (more…)

December 11, 2012 at 5:48 am 1 comment


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