For many, the only time teeth are paid much attention is during a visit to the dentist. At the office of Dr. Marko Kamel, we want our patients to know more about their oral health so they have a better understanding of why treatment is important. To show that teeth are more interesting than you might think, here are four fun facts about teeth.
1. Your Teeth Are the Hardest Substance in Your Body
Of all the bones in all your extremities, nothing is more unyielding than your teeth. It makes sense when you think about it; the other bones, ideally, will not come into contact with outside objects, whereas your teeth are forced to meet and chew through foreign substances all day.
2. Over 5,000 Years Ago, Egyptians Were Using Toothpaste
If you thought brushing your teeth and visiting the dentist was a recent phenomenon, you have some learning to do. Of course, the people in Egypt did not use fluoride-enriched toothpaste like people do today; the old substance was made of salt, pepper and mint. It goes to show that people have always known the importance of having healthy teeth.
3. The Only Disease More Common Than Tooth Decay Is a Cold
Unfortunately, too many people suffer from a condition that is entirely preventable. While you might not be able to fend off every cold, you can always take steps to make sure your teeth stay strong.
4. Flossing Covers 35 Percent of a Tooth’s Surface Area
This is why a dentist like Dr. Kamel will always stress the importance of regular flossing. Using floss cleans your teeth more than you realize, and is undeniably important when it comes to a person’s oral health.
Reach Out and Learn More
Our team is always looking to improve dental health, through both treatment and knowledge. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kamel, please contact our office.