Did You Know?

Although there are a lot of interesting facts that you may not know about teeth and dental health, here are just a few…

  • Decay in baby teeth can increase the decay in permanent teeth
  • Allowing your child to sleep with a bottle of milk or juice can cause tooth decay
  • Sucking habits can lead to potential tooth misalignment
  • A toothbrush should be replaced a minimum of every six months
  • Checkups are recommended every six months
  • According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, more than 50% of children are affected by tooth decay by age 5
  • You should replace toothbrushes after a cold, the flu or any other viral infection to help prevent re-infection
  • Teeth are made of calcium, phosphorus and mineral salts
  • The hardest tissue in the body is the enamel covering teeth
  • The average person brushes for only 45 to 70 seconds a day, according to the Academy of General Dentistry
  • A good rule of thumb for oral health is the 2-2-2 rule … you should visit the dentist 2x a year, brush your teeth 2x a day and for 2 minutes each time
  • If you don’t floss, you miss cleaning 40% of your tooth’s surfaces
  • According to the American Dental Hygienists Association, every dollar spent on preventative care could save you $8 to $50 in restorative and emergency dental treatments

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