According to many informed people, they do. Your smile will be one of the first things people notice about you and especially in Coral Springs, Florida, where for many, seeing their dentist and orthodontist is as important as seeing their doctor. Having healthy teeth and gum doesn’t just happen, it takes commitment and cares to make sure you and your children have healthy oral hygiene and fabulous smiles!
This month is National Children’s Dental Health Month which is sponsored by the American Dental Association. February is the perfect time to get your children to visit Dr. Maria Yazji and her team to make sure your children have the best orthodontic care in Coral Springs. There is so much information out there about dental health because people know that healthy teeth and gums are not only important to your oral health but to your physical health as well. Let’s see how much you actually know about your teeth and gums.
Question and Answer time!
Q. How many types of teeth do humans have?
A. Humans use four different types of teeth: 1. incisors 2. Canine 3. premolars 4. Molars They are used to cut, tear and grind their food.
Q. What, on or in your body is the hardest surface?
A. The enamel on the top surface on your tooth is the hardest part of your entire body.
Q. How many sets of teeth do we get?
A. Unfortunately for us, we as humans get only two sets of teeth in our entire lifetime, baby and permanent teeth. Once you get your permanent teeth, make sure you take good care of them.
Q. When do teeth start to form?
A. Teeth start to form even before you are born—milk teeth sometimes called baby teeth start to form when you’re still doing time inside, and don’t come through until a child is about 6-12 months old.
Q. Do all humans have the same type of teeth?
A. No two people are exactly the same and no two people have the same set of teeth—your teeth, your fingerprint, are different from everyone else. Your teeth like you, are one of a kind.
Q. How much saliva do we actually make?
A. Your mouth can produce over 25,000 quarts of saliva in your lifetime—that’s enough to fill two swimming pools. Saliva has many jobs, helping digestion and protecting your teeth from bacteria is just two.
Q. How much time do we spend brushing our teeth?
A. On average a person can spend more than 38 days brushing their teeth over their lifetime and more if you like your teeth to shine.
Q. Is oral health only important for your smile?
A. Many diseases are linked to your oral health, including heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes. That’s why seeing an orthodontist like Dr. Maria Yazji is important to your child’s oral health maintenance.
Q. When you smile, how much of your teeth do you see?
A. Actually only two-thirds of your tooth’s length is visible, the rest is underneath your gums.
Q. What happens if your tooth is knocked out?
A. First, ‘ouch!’ and if your tooth is knocked out, submerge it in milk and then keep it in your mouth because this can help your tooth survive longer and make sure you see a dentist right away.
Are your teeth and gums as healthy as they could be? Dr. Maria Yazji can start you on the path to healthy teeth and gums and a fabulous smile! Call today at (954) 217-3737 and make an appointment or visit their website for more information. Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics will help you join the millions of other people in Coral Springs with healthy teeth and great smiles. Don’t wait until you need to see her, take control of your dental health, and Call Now! Healthy Teeth and Gums in Coral Springs Florida.
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