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Did you know that George Washington never owned a set of wooden teeth? His entirely toothless mouth was filled with cow and human teeth, and sometimes dentures made of gold, silver and Hippopotamus ivory. That sounds like only a slight upgrade from wooden teeth. While you noodle that, here are three other mouth myths that might apply to your dental habits more than the quality of George Washington’s dentures:
- MYTH: You should brush immediately after eating.
It’s logical to assume that the sooner that you brush the food out of your mouth, the greater you can protect your teeth from the decay the food might cause. However, Mother Nature blessed our mouths with two layers of protection against food:
- The enamel that coats our teeth is actually harder than bone and pro (more…)
It seems like every parent must go through a battle every morning and night to get their children to brush their teeth. Ironically, many of these parents may just be hypocrites. An estimated one in four adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day, including one third of the male population.
It’s not news when someone finds themselves facing oral surgery due to improper teeth maintenance, considering the frequency it seems to occur. Orthodontists can perform a multitude of dental procedures required to return someone’s teeth to good condition. Implants such as crowns and veneers have become popular operations because these replacements can be more reliable than actual teeth. Some people even have them im (more…)
Taking care of your teeth doesn’t have to be a total nightmare, but it’s important to realize that just brushing once a day won’t cut it! There are plenty of ways you could be harming your teeth without realizing it, so it’s imperative to clean your teeth as regularly as possible in order to maintain proper dental hygiene.
If you’ve been struggling to find a better way to care for your teeth, here are just a few ideas to help you get back on track:
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