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7 Fun Facts About Teeth and General Dentistry August 8, 2017

Sacramento, Sacramento County
7 Fun Facts About Teeth and General Dentistry, Sacramento, California

Having a good oral hygiene routine and penciling in a bi-annual appointment for general dentistry is key to maintaining healthy teeth. Beyond thorough brushing and dental hygienist tools, there are several fun facts about your mouth and dentistry. Ronald L. Rasmussen DDS has provided the Sacramento, CA, community with expert and compassionate care for years, ensuring every patient feels at ease.

7 General Dentistry and Teeth Facts

1. Your Tongue is Just as Unique as a Fingerprint

general dentistryNo two tongues — or teeth — are alike! So, your dentist sees hundreds of different types every day.

2. There Are More Bacteria in Your Mouth Than the World’s Population

This is true, which is why it’s important to brush your teeth thoroughly, floss, use a fluoride rinse, and visit your dentist regularly.

3. Your Enamel is Known the Hardest Part of the Body

Your tooth’s enamel goes through so much — think about how much food and drink touches it. Although enamel is incredibly tough, it can stain and erode if too much plaque builds up.

4. You’ll Spend an Average of 38.5 Days Brushing Your Teeth During Your Life

While this is a long time, it’s crucial to your dental health. From eating, drinking, and collecting daily bacteria, brushing is essential to get rid of plaque.

5. Only Two-Thirds of Your Teeth Are Visible

Your pearly whites make up two-thirds of your actual tooth. The rest are underneath your gums and connect to their roots.

6. You’ll Make Enough Saliva to Fill Two Swimming Pools In Your Lifetime

Saliva protects your teeth’s enamel and helps you easily digest food. Because of its importance, your mouth produces a lot of it!

7. Your Teeth Begin to Form Before You’re Born

Commonly known as ‘milk teeth,’ these form while you’re in the womb but only show when your first baby teeth appear at one year old.

If you’re searching for general dentistry in the Sacramento, CA, area, look no further than Ronald L. Rasmussen DDS. Whether you need regular teeth cleanings, want cosmetic dentistry services, or are experiencing a toothache, Dr. Rasmussen is happy to help. To learn more about their services offered, visit them online, or call (916) 689-1100 to schedule an appointment today.

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