Fun Dental Facts and Tips!

Unless you’re an aspiring dentist, you may think dentistry is boring, but that’s hardly the case! Here are a few fun dental facts to help you discover how fun and interesting your dental health can be!
  • Sugar-Free Gum Helps

Chewing sugar-free gum raises the level of saliva in your mouth, which helps wash away plaque acid and food particles!

  • Not Everyone Loses All of Their Baby Teeth

When permanent teeth erupt in children, usually around 5 or 6, they push the temporary, or baby, teeth out. But in some cases, an individual may not develop a permanent tooth to push the baby tooth out, and so the tooth stays put.

  • Future Generations Won’t Have Wisdom Teeth

While our ancestors needed wisdom teeth, today’s humans are evolving past them. We have no real need for them, and they crowd the mouths of many people. 35% of people are even born without wisdom teeth! Scientists believe that someday, along with appendixes and possibly even little toes, we won’t have wisdom teeth anymore.

  • Teeth Are Made of…

…Calcium, mineral salts and phosphorous.  

  • There’s a Name for Burning Your Tongue on Hot Pizza Cheese

It’s called “pizza palette”.

  • Cheese Can be Good for Your Teeth

Cheese contains calcium and phosphorous, which are both good for your teeth! They work to reduce the pH level of the plaque in your mouth and help re-mineralize the enamel.

  • Ancient Dental Work Sounds Painful

Mummies in Egypt have been found with fillings of resin and malachite, and gold wire was used to bind loose teeth together.

  • Good-Tasting Toothpaste

The Romans are thought to have had impressive dental technology for the time. Aside from restoring rotted teeth and using bridgework, they also used a kind of toothpaste made with honey and crushed eggshells.

  • A Smile to Get You Noticed

A Japanese clothing store Laforet Harajuku used LED braces for a January 2011 ad campaign. The flashing lights are turned on when you smile. And while they won’t actually straighten your teeth, they’ll definitely get your smile noticed.

There is so much to learn when it comes to dentistry and the health of your teeth, mouth and body. If you want to learn more, contact your friendly Albuquerque dentist, Dr. Garcia!

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