4 Interesting Dental Facts From Your Austin Dentist

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A lot of our blogs are meant to educate our patients about their oral health and to give advice on how to keep their smiles in the best shape. But sometimes at 12 Oaks Dental, we like to take some time away from the seriousness of dentistry and share some of the fun facts about our profession we find to be 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! Doing that can lead to broken or chipped teeth in Austin!

  • 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 2 minutes, twice 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 remineralize enamel.

At 12 Oaks Dental in Austin, we’re here to help you get your best smile. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen a dentist in Austin, give us a call to schedule an appointment today. We’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.

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