Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dental Facts & Fiction

Dental Facts
In anticipation of the new year, we’ve compiled a list of dental facts you may not know about and dental myths you should stop believing!
FACT: Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body.
FACT: The plaque found on your teeth is home to more than 300 different species of bacteria.
FICTION: Placing a cap on your toothbrush is helpful. — It is actually MORE detrimental since bacteria favor the moist environment for reproduction.
FACT: At least 3 out of 4 Americans suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease.
FACT: A snail’s mouth is no larger than the head of a pin but it can contain over 25,000 teeth!
FICTION: Dentistry is a recent discovery. — Actually, mummies have been found in Egypt with fillings made up of resin & malachite.
FICTION: Toothpicks are better than floss. — Sadly, the most often chocked on item by Americans is a toothpick – just floss!
FACT: Like fingerprints, everyone has a unique set of teeth. Even identical twins!
FACT: The cotton candy making machine was co-invented by a dentist! Before it got the name cotton candy, it was called “fairy floss.”

Before changing your health routines, come in to speak with a dentist about any of your dental concerns. We have three locations, in Austin, for your convenience. 

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