Most people don’t think too much about their teeth or oral health, (until they start to hurt anyway!) But, believe it or not, there’s actually quite a bit to know about your teeth and oral care. Here are a few fun dental facts you can show off with.
Enamel is the hardest substance in the human body (we don’t recommend testing just how tough though!)
The Plaque on your teeth is made up of over 300 types of bacteria (have you brushed today??)
Recommended time a person should spend brushing their teeth: 2 – 3 minutes.
Actual time people spend brushing their teeth: 48 seconds.
It’s recommended that you keep your toothbrush a minimum of 6 feet away from your toilet to avoid contamination from airborne particles after flushing. (Yikes!)
Back in 1994 an inmate at a West Virginia Prison used braided dental floss as rope to scale the wall and escape! (It was the minty kind, apparently).
Air It out
Think using a toothbrush case is helping? Bacteria actually thrive in the moist environment created by covering your toothbrush, causing their numbers to increase!
We’ve come a Long Way
The first toothbrush with bristles was invented in China. It was made of hair from horses, hogs, and badgers.
Brushing alone can miss cleaning up to 40% of your teeth’s surfaces. (Would you start flossing already??)
Dr. Inna Trogan – DDS is experienced in cosmetic dentistry, periodontics, and general dentistry. An active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association, Dr. Trogan continuously stays up-to-date on the latest state-of-the-art technologies and advances in dentistry. She takes personal pride in providing courteous and high quality professional treatment for all of her patients’ dental care needs.
Our dentists have served the residents of Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, and all of our other surrounding communities for years. They can be reached by phone, 718.246.5677 or at their office in 100 Pineapple Walk, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201. You can also book an appointment online.