Fun dental facts to share
One great thing about the holidays is being around family and friends. There is nothing more important than that kind of contact and closeness. Since there will be some extra time available to be with loved ones, it makes perfect sense to share some things to start fun conversations with everyone. What about some fun dental facts to share? These facts can start some good conversations, and help everyone improve their dental health.
Saliva is one of the key players in good dental health.
Saliva is the one thing that washes away any food that is on the teeth. It also helps to neutralize any acids that are in the mouth and fights off germs. In helping with these things, it can prevent a person from having bad breath. Bonus fun fact, individuals produces a quart of saliva daily for the length of his or her life.
Your mouth is full of thousands of micro organisms.
Your mouth is home to a host of well over 100,000 micro-creatures. These micro-creatures do all sorts of things inside of your mouth. They swim around, feed, reproduce, and deposit nasty waste in your mouth. Some of these are harmful, and you can prevent more of them by practicing good dental habits. Other bacteria is helpful in the prevention of oral disease, and we are lucky to have them!
50% of people say the first thing they notice is someone's smile.
50% of people out there do say that the very first thing that gets their attention about another is his or her smile. If you value your own smile, and want others to value it as much, you need to make sure to brush and floss every day. You should also see the dentist at least once a year. This will ensure you have a good smile to present to people, and also have good overall oral health.
It's important to brush your tongue once a day.
People don't realize that you should brush your tongue a minimum of once a day. Why should you do this, when you already brush your teeth and floss twice a day? The answer is simple. If you don't brush your tongue, you can't kill the bacterial infestation that can live on it, in the very same way it they live on your teeth. Make sure you're cognizant of the bacteria living on your tongue, and that you clean it the same way you clean your teeth.
What to do with all of these facts?
While not of all of these are direct instructions to take care of dental health, it's good to be aware of some of the lesser-known facts around oral health. We hope you can take these, and seek out more information on how you can help improve your oral health. Our dental providers can also provide any information you need around these tips, or any other questions you have. Schedule an appointment today!