There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to your smile.
Knowing how to care for your teeth is so very important and that’s why your dentists at Cambridge Dental Group in Dearborn Heights, MI, love to educate patients on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Of course, we also believe that learning about your smile should
come with some fun, so here are some entertaining facts that maybe you didn’t even know about your mouth:
Fact#1: While many parts of your body are strong and resilient, tooth enamel is actually the hardest part of your body!
Fact #2: You may think that teeth start to develop once a baby is born but, in fact, baby teeth form during fetal development (even though they won’t erupt until your baby is between 6-12 months old).
Fact #3: How often do you brush? Your Dearborn Heights, MI general dentists always recommend brushing your teeth at least two times a day for a minimum of two minutes. The average person actually spends about 38.5 days over the course of their lifetime just brushing their teeth.
Fact #4: Did you know that your oral health could also predict health issues? In fact, certain dental problems can also alert us to whether you might have heart disease, diabetes or osteoporosis.
Fact #5: Just like fingerprints your teeth are so unique that no one else has the same ones as you. So, make sure you take care of that beautiful, one-of-a-kind smile if you want to keep it for life.
Fact #6: Saliva is an important component to a healthy smile, since it washes away food particles and plaque. On average, our mouths produce over 25,000 quarts of saliva over the course of our lives, which is enough to fill two swimming pools (isn’t that a weird image?!).
Fact #7: Dental floss is an important part of your oral care regime. While it’s great for cleaning plaque and bacteria from between teeth, it’s also so incredibly strong that it can even serve as an escape rope. Yes, you read that right. In 1994, an innate in West Virginia braided together dental floss to make a rope, and then scaled the wall of the prison with it to make his escape (but we don’t recommend trying this at home!).
It’s amazing how much there is to know about your smile. And the more you know the more informed you’ll be on how to maintain good oral health. And one of the best ways to keep your mouth healthy is to visit our Dearborn Heights, MI dental office every six months for cleanings. Call your dentists at Cambridge Dental Group today to schedule yours!There is so much more than meets the eye when it comes to your smile.