Shark attack leaves tooth in victim’s foot

Shark attack leaves tooth in victim’s foot

Andrew Birchall has been surfing for over 30 years, and never thought he would be attacked by a shark. While surfing off the coast of Florida, he got a rude shock after a shark bit his leg, leaving three rows of teeth marks on his body and a tooth lodged in his foot!

Even after the traumatising incident, Andrew says he wants to keep the shark tooth!

Sharks vs. Humans…

All species of sharks have an unlimited amount of teeth. Once lost, a tooth is immediately replaced by a tooth sitting in the row behind. In their lifetime, sharks can grow up to 20,000 teeth! Unfortunately we humans are not so lucky. After our deciduous (baby) teeth we only have our adult set, which need to last the rest of our lives.

This is why oral hygiene and health care is extremely important in preventing teeth from becoming damaged, decayed or lost. Nothing beats a natural tooth, however thanks to scientific advancements in the dental profession; at Tewantin Dental Centre in Noosa we can provide many treatments for most oral health conditions.

Our treatments…

We understand a damaged smile can be embarrassing or result in low self-esteem, which is why we offer many treatments to bring you your confidence back. We provide:

  • Tooth whitening
  • Veneers
  • Crowns and bridges
  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Amalgam removal
  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Root canal therapy

Smile with confidence again with us at Tewantin Dental Centre in Noosa.

For more information on our treatments or to book an appointment, please contact us.