DENTAL FUN FACTS or DID YOU KNOW THAT…………

  • Your mouth is a barometer for your overall health.
  • After the age of 35, tooth loss is more likely from gum disease,  not decay.
  • Dental decay can be stopped with minimally invasive procedures.
  • Filtering your child’s water deprives them of fluoride protection they need.
  • Some toothpastes may actually make your teeth darker.
  • Peroxide toothpastes may increase the risk of oral cancer for smokers.
  • Using a light to whiten your teeth is not necessary.
  • Dentures can be cosmetic and they don’t have to slip.
  • Dentistry can be pain free.
  • Healthy gums and teeth mean a healthier heart.
  • Tooth decay is an infectious disease.
  • We can replace missing teeth without bridges or dentures.
  • For pregnant women, chewing gum can prevent dental decay in their unborn child. It can work for expectant fathers too!
  • 1/3 of the population is afraid of going to the dentist.
  • Many medications can adversely affect your dental health.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure (oh yeah, everybody knows that!) .