In this article we tell you some of the most interesting and unknown curiosities about teeth.
What is enamel made of? Do we have to clean the teeth of the little ones in the house? Are there drinks and foods that stain the smile? To maintain a healthy and healthy smile it is also very important to know some general facts about your teeth. Keep reading and we will tell you some curiosities about teeth that you should not forget.
⚫ Did you know that tooth enamel is made up of various mineralized tissues? And what has incredible strength? This impressive hardness is because of hydroxyapatite, the hardest mineral in the human body. Enamel is a layer approximately 2 or 3 millimeters thick that covers all teeth, but only the visible portion.
⚫ There are some foods and drinks that stain the smile, for example the red wine, tea and coffee. Also fruits such as blackberries, cherries or blueberries cause dental stains. Other products such as soy sauce, Modena vinegar or excessive consumption of citrus juices could damage to teeth.
⚫ Our teeth are like fingerprints… unique! No two mouths are the same. Forensic doctors use teeth to identify corpses.
⚫ Milk teeth begin to form in the second month of pregnancy and calcify before birth. The first teeth should also be brushed properly. Parents should start brushing soon after teeth appear, using fluoride toothpaste about the size of a grain of rice.
⚫ Correct hydration helps maintain dental health. Drinking enough water helps a correct pH in the oral cavity and helps saliva remineralize teeth to prevent cavities.
⚫ Zygomatic implants are used in patients without sufficient quality or quantity of maxillary bone to support common dental implants. They are normally used in older people who have been without teeth for many years.
⚫ Did you know that people who consume carbonated drinks register 62% more cavities, fillings and tooth loss? The lease is the high acid level.
⚫ The iTero intraoral scanner allows you to generate, instantly and in seconds, a 3D image of the patient’s mouth. A tool used for invisible orthodontic treatment Invisalign.
⚫ Sometimes children have white, cream or brown dental stains. This is because of a molar incisor syndrome, a disease that mainly affects the incisors and first permanent molars. The causes are still unknown, but it seems to be related to the use of medications in the first year of life.
⚫ Are there stem cells in the teeth? A recent study of the National Center for Biotechnology Information in the United States reveals that milk teeth contain stem cells that can be of great help in regenerating other damaged parts of the body.