I try to share as much information as I can to educate you about your oral health and to give you advice on how to keep your SMILE in the best shape.
But sometimes it’s fun to take some time away from the seriousness of dentistry and share some of the fun facts about my profession and why I think it’s so cool!
- Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in the human body. However, it’s important to remember that this does not make it all right to use your teeth to open bottles or stubborn packaging!
- On average, people spend about 48 seconds a day brushing their teeth. That’s not nearly long enough to remove all of the plaque and leftover food particles. Take our advice and make sure to brush for at least TWO minutes, THREE times a day.
- We produce about 25,000 quarts of saliva in our lifetimes. That’s enough to fill 2 swimming pools! And saliva is, believe it or not, a good thing for our smiles as it helps neutralize acid and protect teeth from decay.
- You know that feeling you get when you burn your mouth with hot food? It has a name. It’s called pizza palate! Also, speaking of pizza, the cheese is actually healthy for your teeth. Since it contains calcium and phosphorous, cheese can reduce the pH level in plaque and can help re-mineralize enamel.
I’m here to help you get your best smile! If it’s been a while since you’ve been in then CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment today. Or if picking up the phone is easier then give us a call at 479-582-1100. I’ll make sure to perform an in-depth exam and work with you to get your smile clean, bright, and beautiful. And we’ll also make sure to give you some fun and interesting advice along the way.