Although some people may not find teeth and oral care the most interesting of subjects, we beg to differ. To prove our point, we have included 8 interesting facts related to oral health.
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- Every mouth, tongue, and set of teeth are different
Although this concept seems straight forward, individual tongues and sets of teeth are different in each person. This explains why forensic units use dental records in certain situations to identify victims of severe accidents.
- No decay with cheese
Eating certain types of cheeses regularly, such as aged cheddar, monetary jack, and swiss may help to prevent tooth decay. Certain cheese may increase the production of alkaline saliva, which balances acids in the mouth.
- Adults ONLY!
The chemical, proanthocyamidins, in red wine is an antioxidant that prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth – meaning a glass of wine may do the heart and mouth well.
- Strong as bone; stronger in fact
Teeth and tooth enamel are really strong, and are in fact the hardest substance in the human bod. However, you still need to take good care of teeth in order to keep them as strong.
- New meaning to Jaws
Sharks, unlike other animals, have an unlimited number of teeth. Their vicious bite is all the deadlier knowing the predator can regrow teeth if any are lost during a fight or feeding.
- Teeth loss under the age of 35
For people under the age of 35, the leading cause of teeth loss is trauma, sports injuries, fights, or accidents.
- Teeth loss over the age of 35
For people over the age of 35, the leading cause of teeth loss is periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis. Not as exciting, but just as hindering.
- Remember to smile
After a conducted study, results showed that the average woman smiles 62 times a day, while the average male smiles a mere 8 times a day!