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Your Teeth: What Is True and What Is No

Posted on 6/6/2022 by Classic Smiles
Your Teeth: What Is True and What Is NoPeople say so many things about teeth, and it is easy to believe all of them. Some may be true, while others are false. This is why it is essential to know what is true and what is not to take care of your teeth better. This post will look into some of the common claims about teeth to help you understand what is true and false.

The Enamel Is the Hardest Part of the Teeth

The enamel is a hard shell that helps to protect your teeth against acids and bacteria that can cause cavities. However, your enamel can still break and become weak if you do not take the right minerals like calcium and phosphorus to keep it strong. Also, if your enamel breaks or cracks and is not fixed immediately, it can lead to tooth decay since bacteria will quickly get into your tooth and cause cavities.

Brushing Your Teeth Harder Helps to Clean Better

Most people believe that they clean their teeth better when they brush too hard. This is not true because brushing too hard will lead to gum bleeding and cause trauma on your teeth' enamel. Instead, it is recommended that you get a soft brush and brush your teeth gently. What is important is getting rid of all the food particles present in your mouth.

Decayed Teeth Can Affect Your Overall Health

Oral health is greatly connected to the health of your body. When you have any dental problems, they can also affect your health if not taken care of. Decayed teeth can lead to toothache, which can cause high blood pressure or heart problems.

Flossing Your Teeth Is Not Necessary

This is not true because flossing helps eliminate the sticky foods that may be in between your teeth. This, in turn, helps improve your oral health.

To learn more about your teeth, do not hesitate to visit our dental clinic. Our dentist will help you understand how to take care of your teeth and gums.
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