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Things You didn't Know About Your Teeth

Posted on 6/19/2023 by Evan
Things You didn't Know About Your TeethYour teeth are similar to your fingerprint in that they are unique to you. Even identical twins have different teeth. This is why dental data are occasionally used to identify human remains. The most challenging component of your body is your enamel. Your teeth' enamel is their outermost layer. Its main objective is to safeguard the rest of the tooth, much like a hard shell. Like your bones, the enamel is mainly composed of calcium and phosphate, but the unique proteins and crystallites strengthen what it is built of.

Enamel is not unbeatable.

The enamel is meant to safeguard your teeth, but it is not impervious to decay and can still chip or break. When bacteria in your mouth interact with sugars and acids like those in soft drinks, they destroy your enamel, which is the first sign of tooth decay. Soft drinks are especially harmful if you consume them frequently or slowly throughout the day.

Enamel does not grow; dentin does

The layer beneath the enamel is called dentin, which is more durable than your bones. The dentin changes and grows throughout your life, unlike the enamel, which is essentially static. Dentin comes in three different varieties: primary, secondary, and reparative.

Three hundred different bacterial species reside in your mouth

Plaque comprises 200 to 300 different species and millions of bacteria. Streptococcus mutans, which turn the sugar and other carbs into the acids that erode your teeth, are the primary cause of poor dental health.

Your 10,000 gallons of spit production

Your general health is affected by saliva in many significant ways. Throughout a lifetime, your body generates around 10,000 gallons of saliva per day or about a quart. As an illustration, it facilitates swallowing and has digestive enzymes. Saliva cleanses food residue from your teeth and includes calcium and phosphate, which can counteract the acids in plaque that erode tooth enamel and cause decay. Visit our clinics for more information about your teeth.

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