4 Dental Facts You May Not Have Known


How much do you know about your oral health?

You may visit the dental every 6 months for your check-up, but how much do you know about your dental health?

Gold Caps were Invented at Least 2,500 Years Ago

You may have seen certain celebrities showing off their jewel-encrusted or gold-capped teeth, but this isn’t a recent trend. The Mayans were know for know for a great many accomplishments, including advanced dentistry. Mayan dentists used primitive drills to create holes in teeth. They were able to place jewels inside of these holes without breaking the entire tooth.

Your Toothbrush May do More Harm than Good

If you don’t change your toothbrush every 3 months, it could end up becoming dirtier than your toilet seat. Be aware of the place you store your toothbrush, and ensure that you’re replacing it after every cold or illness.

Enamel is the Hardest Substance in the Body

Yes, the enamel on your teeth is the hardest and most highly mineralized substance in your body. It covers the outer layer of each tooth, and it’s the most visible part of the tooth. Many of your body’s organs heal themselves over time, but the enamel doesn’t. This is one of the many reasons that it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene.

Your Dentist Can Tell if You’ve Been Flossing

If you don’t floss every day like the dentist recommends then you are not cleaning 40% of your tooth surfaces. Inflammation between the gums and plaque build up is a strong indicator that you’re falling behind on your oral hygiene.


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