Shark toothGreat Whites have 24-26 teeth positions in their top jaw and 22-24 in their lower jaw. Each tooth position is arranged in rows of 5-7 teeth. It looks like a conveyer belt. When a tooth is lost, a tooth from the row behind it moves up to replace it.

At any time in a Great White’s life, he will have about 300 teeth in his mouth in various stages of development and will constantly lose and replace them in this way throughout his life.

Whale sharks have about 300 rows of teeth, with hundreds of tiny teeth in a row.

Some species of shark will shed as many as 30,000 teeth during their lifetimes. On average, a shark replaces a tooth every 8 days.

Unlike most animals, a shark’s upper and lower jaws both move. Shark’s bite with their lower jaw first.

You can tell if a shark is a carnivore by the way his teeth are shaped. Those with sharp, pointy teeth like the Great White definitely eat meat!

Sharks don’t use their teeth to chew their food. They swallow it whole.