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Men might grow a mustache just for extra style points, but the facial hair of the cat has nothing to do with fashion. Whiskers are highly sensitive tactile hairs that grow in ordered patterns on a cat's muzzle, above its eyes, and elsewhere on its body.
You've probably heard it all your life: Eating sweets will rot your teeth. But while a diet high in sugar certainly promotes the formation of cavities (as well as other medical problems), sugar itself isn't the real culprit behind tooth decay.