10 Amazing Facts about oral health you did not know

by admin on September 6, 2008

Interesting Dental Health Facts

Here Are 10 Amazing Facts about Oral health care you never knew until…….. ………..of course you stumbled on to this page

  • New born babies have no caries forming bacteria. Infact, it is the babies mother who transmits the plaque forming bacteria by blowing on food before feeding and kissing the babies mouth
  • Saccharine Sodium which is generally used as a sweetening agent in toothpaste is 500 times sweeter than sugar.
  • Always replace a toothbrush after you had a cold, sore throat or notorious infections. The bacteria plant them on the toothbrush which can lead to reinfection.


    Replace toothbrush

    Replace toothbrush

  • Contrary to popular belief, there is no significant advantage of an electric or powered toothbrush over the normal toothbrush except ease of use.
  • You should always maintain a distance of 6 feet between the toilet and where you brush. The air borne particles from the flush can travel up to 6 feet.
  • The teeth whitening toothpastes that claim to whiten your teeth have been found to be no more effective than their normal counterparts.
  • There was a sudden massive surge of patients with tooth decay the year coke was launched.
  • The swallowing of a fluoride containing toothpaste can cause many harmful effects such as fluoride toxicity. (Hence kids below 5years should be given non fluoridated toothpastes)


    toothpaste

    Toothpaste

  • The popular practice of placing a cap on toothbrush head actually favors bacterial growth on it as moisture is increased in enclosed containers favoring the growth of bacteria.
  • Vigorous brushing does more harm than good. Overzealous brushing can lead to eroded enamel which never grows back causing teeth sensitivity along with other oral problems.

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