Proper Dental Treatment and Dental Facts



Taking care of our teeth and gums is important. It’s vital. It’s not a superficial or ostentatious habit. It’s life. Have you ever woke up and had to hurry to brush your teeth before you ate breakfast or drank coffee? A clean mouth and fresh breath is good to have. Even some marriages have blossomed because of how ‘sweet’ and fresh their respective spouses’ breath is. But what is plague? And how does it affect our breath? Our mouth in general? What is Halitosis? How can everyday people benefit from knowing about dental facts and dental hygiene? Let’s explore.

It’s important to know facts about our teeth and it’s important for receiving and giving proper dentistry work. For instance, plaque can cause tooth decay. How does proper dental treatment stop this build up of bacteria? Brush longer. Go to a dentist to get plaque removed.

Dental plague is like a biofilm or an influx of bacteria which grows on surfaces within a person’s mouth. It is colorless and is annoying and it produces a sticky deposit initially. But when it forms, it then becomes tartar which is often brown or yellow. Bacterial plaque is one of the major causes of dental decay and for gum disease. This build up of plaque deposits could cause a rise in tooth decay easily.

Why lose even one tooth because of poor dental care?

Most people have grown  32 teeth. That’s the official norm. Peridontal issues such as Gingivitis and Periodontitis can cause destruction of the tissues in the teeth caused by plaque as well. It’s imperative that people prevent the build up of plaque.

Good oral hygiene is great. Demineralization of the teeth can cause a dental calculus which can be removed through professional cleaning. Watch out for yellow tartar. Yellow could mean that there is a possible decay in the teeth. And don’t worry about Saliva. Saliva is very important to the functioning of the mouth actually. And our gums are important tools too. They help hold our teeth in place.

Thankfully, society overall has advanced dentistry now. Years ago, people would chew on tree twigs for toothbrush uses. The Ancient Greeks would use a combination of iron rust and powder in order to clean their teeth.

Our teeth are unique. Like fingerprints, our dental records are unique as we all have different dental formations along with tongue prints. Taking care of our teeth and our gums is a very good practice. Our gums should always be pink in color.

So what’s the name of certain teeth in the human’s mouth?

Teeth can have interesting sub-names. We have eight incisors which are front teeth. We have four canine, eight premolars and twelve molars. Many argue that the enamel on our teeth is the hardest part of the body. That is why people are able to chew hard items, but it’s never suggested to use teeth to twist bottle caps. The enamel on our teeth is like a shell however. And enamel still protects our teeth with fortified performance. Enamel is made of Calcium and Phosphate. Drinking much milk with lots of Calcium helps protect our teeth too.

What follows are some fun dental facts. The recommended amount of time for brushing is about 2 ½ minutes versus the one minute that the average person spends brushing their teeth. It is recommended that people should chew on both sides of their mouth to prevent jaw problems. People who tend to drink at least 3 sugary sodas daily usually have 62 percent more dental decay. Saliva helps wash away food particles from our teeth. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in people over age 35. The average person has over 300 types of bacteria in their mouth. With knowing these dental facts, it would be wise to stay brushing and keep flossing daily. Smile and show those beautiful teeth. Preventive measures are great. So take care of those teeth!

Dan Matthews DDS
Dan Matthews Dan Matthews DDS The Park at Eanes Creek,
4407 Bee Cave Road
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Austin, Texas, 78746
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