About your teeth. Did you know…

About your teeth

About your teeth…did you know that your teeth are as unique as your fingerprint? Even identical twins have a different “tooth print”.  https://www.healthline.com/health/dental-and-oral-health/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-teeth

Your teeth are like your fingerprint: They’re uniquely yours.

This is why dental records are sometimes used to identify human remains. Even identical twins don’t have identical teeth. Bonus fact: Your tongue also has a unique “tongue print.”

Adults have 32 of them

Working from your front teeth to the back of your mouth, you have eight incisors (your front teeth), four canine teeth, eight premolars, and 12 molars.  In children, once all teeth have erupted 20 teeth will be present including eight incisors, four canines and molars.


You Enamel is the hardest part of your body

The enamel is the outermost layer of your teeth. Like a hard shell, its primary purpose is to protect the rest of the tooth. The enamel is mostly made of calcium and phosphate, like your bones, but is stronger because of the specific proteins and crystallites that form it.

Your mouth is home to 300 types of bacteria

Plaque contains millions of bacteria, made up of 200 to 300 different species. The main culprit for poor tooth health is Streptococcus mutans, which converts sugar and other carbohydrates into the acids which eat away at your teeth.

Plaque is the enemy!

White and sticky, it’s constantly growing. If you don’t remove it regularly by brushing and flossing, it can cause tooth decay. Without removal, plaque hardens and develops into tartar. So, brush and floss at least twice daily and see your dentist for regular cleanings.

You make over 10 Million gallons of spit

Your body produces about a quart of saliva every day, which comes out to about 10,000 gallons over a lifetime. Saliva plays many important roles in your overall health. For example, it makes food easier to swallow and contains enzymes to jumpstart digestion. When it comes to your teeth, saliva washes away lingering food particles, and contains calcium and phosphate, which can neutralize the acids in plaque that cause damage and decay.

To schedule your child next cleaning at Wild For A Smile call 970-506-1339. https://www.wildforasmile.com/blog/2018/10/12/first-dental-visit/