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Interesting Dental Facts You May Not Know!

  • Chewing celery helps in producing move saliva in your mouth which prevents plaque. Eating celery once a week can help keep your teeth naturally clean on top of brushing.
  • The tooth is the only part of the body that cannot repair itself.
  • Chemicals in red wine called proanthocy anidins have strong antioxidant properties that work to prevent bacteria from sticking to saliva and teeth.
  • Studies have shown that our molars can feel a piece of grit as small as 10 microns across between our teeth.
  • Did you know the approximate age of a sheep can be determined by examining their upper incisor teeth.

Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.

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4 mistakes you make when brushing!

..... and why you should stop!

  • Not brushing for long enough - The average person brushes their teeth for 45 seconds. Aim for two full minutes of brushing both morning and night, that way it gives your toothpaste enough time to do its job!
  • Forgetting your tongue - Bacteria can live on your tongue, causing oral infection and bad breath. Don't forget to brush your tongue after cleaning your teeth!
  • Brushing at the wrong angle - Holding your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle is ideal for the most effective clean. This helps reach those hard to reach places above and below your gum line.
  • Replacing your toothbrush frequently - How often do you replace your toothbrush? It is every three months like you're meant to? If it isn't your oral health could be in trouble.

Ian, the Mosman dentist. Dentist Mosman.

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