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Every how often do sharks change there teeth?

Discussion in 'Aggressive Fish' started by coral keeper, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. coral keeper

    coral keeper New Member

    Every how often do sharks change there teeth? I think every month but my dad thinks every year.
  2. zdthompson

    zdthompson New Member

    i think its when they break one off. idk just thought i heard that in elm. school. i bet if you looked it up on line you could find it
  3. krj-1168

    krj-1168 New Member

    The best answer - when ever they need a new tooth - they have it.
    Sharks generally have several rows of new teeth ready to replace an old one - at any one time. And this is good since they could likely lose a tooth at each feeding.
  4. peef

    peef New Member

    Most sharks have 5 to 15 rows of teeth in each jaw. Unlike human teeth, shark teeth don't have roots to hold them in place, so their teeth are easily broken off. A tooth usually lasts about a week before it falls out. When this happens, the tooth behind it moves up to replace it. A new tooth can be replaced in as little as 24 hours. Sharks keep replacing their teeth all their lives. As the shark grows, its new teeth keep pace and grow larger than the ones that are replaced
    Soooo I guess every week would be the answer!
  5. coral keeper

    coral keeper New Member

    Originally Posted by peef
    Most sharks have 5 to 15 rows of teeth in each jaw. Unlike human teeth, shark teeth don't have roots to hold them in place, so their teeth are easily broken off. A tooth usually lasts about a week before it falls out. When this happens, the tooth behind it moves up to replace it. A new tooth can be replaced in as little as 24 hours. Sharks keep replacing their teeth all their lives. As the shark grows, its new teeth keep pace and grow larger than the ones that are replaced
    Soooo I guess every week would be the answer!
    Lucky sharks lol. I wish that you can grow a new tooth when your teeth get bad lol.
  6. krj-1168

    krj-1168 New Member

    Lucky sharks lol. I wish that you can grow a new tooth when your teeth get bad lol.
    Then there would be no need for Dentists - LOL
  7. srfisher17

    srfisher17 New Member

    Originally Posted by Coral Keeper
    Lucky sharks lol. I wish that you can grow a new tooth when your teeth get bad lol.
    Sharks are a lot like most politicians too; no real backbone, just cartilage...that's why they can bite their own butts!
  8. hehehaha

    hehehaha New Member

    yea that rely helps not

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