suprising tooth facts Rockwall

At Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX, we hope you never take your teeth for granted. We only get one set each, and they are meant to last a lifetine. We like to see you in the dentist chair every six months!

In the meantime, here is some tooth trivia.

  1. Children’s teeth are soft until about age 10.
  2. A tooth with a crown can get a cavity.
  3. Your gum tissue is as critical as your teeth.
  4. Some prescription migraine medication can increase your risk of tooth decay.
  5. Some home faucet water filters remove fluoride.
  6. 19 percent of little ones between the ages of 2 and 19 have untreated tooth decay.
  7. Heartburn can be adverse for teeth.
  8. Allergies can cause tooth grinding.
  9. Dried fruit is just as bad for teeth as sticky candy.
  10. Tooth enamel cannot repair itself, though dentin and cementum (the substance that surrounds the tooth root) are capable of partial regeneration.
  11. A Harvard-led team used low-powered lasers to activate stem cells and stimulate the growth of teeth in rats and human dental tissue in a lab. [1]
  12. There are about 300 types of bacteria in your mouth.
  13. Chewing sugarless gum after meals can help remove food particles on your teeth. You still need to brush, but if you can’t brush immediately after meals, sugarless gum can help keep your teeth clean.
  14. Cavities often don’t cause pain until they have reached the root and nerve of the tooth. Visit your dentist regularly to prevent cavities or at least to detect them when they are small.
  15. Bone recession can cause tooth loss even if no decay is present.

We hope you have found this post interesting, and perhaps even learned something new. At Karen E. Williamson DDS in Rockwall TX we offer family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next appointment with us today.

[1] http://www.businessinsider.com/laser-stem-cell-tooth-tissue-regeneration-2014-5#ixzz3fzlosJDMTooth

Contact Karen E Williamson D.D.S., P.A:

469-402-0024

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560 W Ralph Hall Pkwy, Rockwall, TX
Rockwall, Texas
75032

 

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