Things That Make You Go “Hmm” About Your Dental Health

Often when we ponder a new or interesting fact, it triggers us to make a change of some sort. Let’s take for example, when you heard about the number of bacteria that lives in a bathroom (within an hour of normal use, there are 500,000 bacterial cells per square inch on the bathroom surfaces, on average, according to Live Science) did you begin using tissues or pulled down shirt sleeves to open and close the bathroom door?

Perhaps hearing about some interesting facts about your teeth may make you go “hmm” and will inspire you to make a healthy change in your oral health as well.

Hmm #1

Did you know you can’t hide secrets inside your mouth? While you may be great about not sharing classified information with friends, your teeth cannot and do not remain ‘silent.’ They can tell a great deal about you, just by a brief examination. Your teeth reveal your age, what you consume and where in the world you may have lived. They can uncover a great deal about your overall physical health, not only that which is connected to your oral health.

Hmm #2

According to Oral ecology (Wikipedia) “Individuals that practice oral hygiene have 1,000 to 100,000 bacteria living on each tooth surface while less clean mouths can have between 100 million and 1 billion bacteria on each tooth.”

Hmm #3

Did you know that, according to Hello Products survey, three in 10 millennials regularly brush their teeth once a day, which is less than the nationally recommended twice a day? They also found that 22 percent of them don’t go to the dentists because they hate the taste of dental products.

Do any of these “things that make you go, ‘hmm'” inspire you to make a change in your dental care? If you’re avoiding your dental care or regular dental appointments for any reason, Group Health Dental would like to encourage you to come to see us. Our philosophy of dental care is centered on your dental health, convenience, and overall comfort. Book your appointment with us today.

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