Interesting Facts about Teeth

Our Teeth are an important part of our body, there’s a lot we wouldn’t be able to do without them!

Here are some interesting facts about your teeth:

1. Your teeth can reveal a lot about you!
Scientists can tell how old we are, what we eat and drink and even where we may have lived just by examining our teeth.

2. Flossing is important!
If you choose not to floss you are actually missing 40% of the tooth’s surface!

3. Replace your toothbrush as needed.
It’s important to replace your toothbrush after having a cold; the bacteria can stick around on the bristles and make you sick again.

4. Sportsguards are important!
5 million teeth are lost per year due to sports injuries – please wear your sportsguard!

5. Take your time to brush your teeth!
The average person spends 45 seconds brushing their teeth, but the recommendation is to spend at least 2 minutes.

6. Turn that frown upside down!
It takes 43 muscles to frown, but only 17 to smile! Use those muscles wisely.

Your teeth are pretty amazing and we want to help you keep them healthy. Make sure you are visiting us for your routine cleanings and checkups!