Teeth are vital to our health, helping us to bite and chew food. They’re also an important part of communication and image. Everyone notices a brilliant smile and we’re one of the top Reno dentists to help you find yours.
But how much do you actually know about your teeth? We’ve put together ten interesting and sometimes surprising facts about teeth for you to chew over.
10 Quick Tips:
- Babies Develop Teeth Before They’re Born. How very sci-fi! Babies’ teeth begin to develop in the womb, but don’t usually come through until they’re between 6 and 12 months old.
- Enamel is the Hardest Substance in The Body. It protects the sensitive inner parts of your teeth.
- There Are Four Types of Teeth. They’re called incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. They have slightly different jobs but all help to cut, tear and grind your food so it’s safe to swallow.
- Teeth Have Several Layers. There’s the hard enamel, the softer and sensitive dentine beneath, the pulp and the root. If you have sensitive teeth, it’s probably because you have exposed dentine. We’re one of the top Reno dentists, so call us today with any questions about sensitivity.
- Your mouth produces over 25,000 quarts of saliva in a lifetime. That’s enough to fill two swimming pools! Saliva has many uses, including assisting digestion and protecting your teeth from the bacteria in your mouth.
- Humans have only two sets of teeth in their entire lifetime: baby teeth and permanent teeth. So make sure you take care of your permanent adult teeth because you won’t get any more!
- If you get your tooth knocked out, put it in milk and hold it in your mouth—this will help your tooth to survive longer because of the calcium in the milk. Make sure you see a dentist as soon as possible.
- An average person spends 38.5 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime. If you need any advice about oral hygiene, give us a call. As a leading Reno dentist, we’ve got all the answers.
- Oral health is a window to your overall health. Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. So it really is worth taking good care of your teeth.
- At least 3 out of 4 Americans suffer from some form of periodontal gum disease. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss for people over the age of 35. The good news: gum disease can be prevented and controlled! Talk to us today about how to prevent it.
Call your Reno Dentist today on 775-826-7600 to make an appointment. At Dr. Kulesa’s office, we take great pride in helping you to achieve the best smile possible.