The science of your teeth is amazing and in many cases, unexpected! You might think of dentistry as something boring, but we have a different story.
Interesting and educational facts about your oral health
- Having straight teeth is not just important for good looks, but has some real practical and health benefits as well. For example, having straight teeth often means fewer headaches, healthier gums, easier eating, easier speaking, and increased self-esteem.
- Not everyone loses their baby teeth. Sometimes, patients need treatment to help their baby teeth come out. In other cases, no adult teeth exist and your baby teeth are your only shot.
- Humans will evolve past wisdom teeth. Some people only have a couple of wisdom teeth or none at all. Wisdom teeth can often cause more trouble than they are worth.
- People with a narrow palate are more likely to snore.
- Cooties are real. Mouth bacteria can spread from one person to another. In fact, you can expect to get over two hundred colonies of bacteria from your partner. That’s a steep price to pay for a kiss.
- Each human tongue is unique – just like your fingerprints. The average lifespan of a taste bud is only ten days! In general, women have more taste buds than men.
- If your mouth were completely dry, you would not be able to taste anything.
- Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. Your jaw muscle is the strongest muscle in your body. That is one tough combination!
- The number one cause of tooth loss is periodontal disease. More than half of Americans have periodontal disease and in most cases, it is completely preventable.
- Many dating sites report that people find an attractive smile one of the best features about a potential date.
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If you have questions about your oral health, please feel free to contact Madera, CA dentist Dr. Jason Keledjian to schedule a consultation or an appointment to today. We look forward to seeing you soon!