Beautiful Smiles of La Grange Nancy D. Cozzi, D.D.S
Beautiful Smiles of La GrangeNancy D. Cozzi, D.D.S

Interesting Dental Facts

  1. An average human being has around 32 teeth. This includes four wisdom teeth, eight incisors, four canines, twelve molars and eight premolars.
  2. The ancient Chinese usually wrapped tiny parchment around their painful teeth that contained written incantations and prayers to relieve pain.
  3. Today, around forty percent of people over 65 years do not have a complete set of teeth.
  4. Even before toothbrushes were invented, people used their fingers and twigs to clean their teeth.
  5. The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.
  6. No two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint.
  7. Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
  8. One third of your tooth is underneath your gums—that means only two thirds of your tooth’s length is visible.
  9. If you get your tooth knocked out, put it in milk—this will help your tooth to survive longer. Make sure you see a dentist right away.
  10. You should replace your toothbrush at least every three months, and always after you have an episode of flu, cold or other viral infections. Notorious bacteria can implant themselves on the toothbrush bristles leading to re-infection.

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La Grange, IL 60525



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